James Mattis: Trump's former defence secretary denounces president

Sun Online Desk

4th June, 2020 01:46:42 printer

James Mattis: Trump's former defence secretary denounces president

 

Ex-US Defence Secretary James Mattis has denounced President Donald Trump, saying he deliberately stokes division.

He said he was "angry and appalled" by Mr Trump's handling of ongoing protests over the death of African American George Floyd at the hands of police.

Mattis berated Mr Trump's "abuse of authority" - and backed protesters seeking to uphold American values, as did ex-President Barack Obama, BBC reported.

Trump described Mr Mattis as an "overrated general".

Mattis quit in 2018 after Mr Trump decided to pull US troops out of Syria.

 


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