While President Trump and first lady Melania have been on their overseas trip for the NATO Summit, Secretary of Defense James Mattis has been in the background meeting with other world leaders, as well.
On a flight to Oslo late last week a reporter asked Mattis if he could comment on the news story that stated that he was in damage control after President Trump’s visit with NATO leaders. His response is incredible.
“I just heard about this story that the Pentagon is in damage control. That was fast, and I love reading fiction so it was stimulating to read it and find out while I’ve been with you with full transparency on the airplane – you watching what’s going on – that I’ve been in damage control.”
Mattis is laughing at the ridiculousness at this point, but continues to tell these reporters off in brilliant fashion.
“I must tell you it must have been the most pleasant damage control in the A-5 I ever could have imagined with the level of unity, of purpose, that we experienced there. So anyway, people are entitled to their own opinion, even if it’s not facts based.”
He then told the reporters that he wants to shift from that question so that he can get more questions from the press in. What an incredible man. The press tells lies about him yet he continues to give them unfettered access to him in order to be as transparent as possible.
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