America’s Ex Defence Secretary James Mattis has denounced President Donald Trump badly by saying that he deliberately stokes division and his mishandling is what is causing all these protests.
He said that 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 as according to him Trump is unable to control the situation and rather the President is provoking discrimination and is leading to more issues between the two groups.
Mr. Mattis berated Mr. Trump’s abuse of authority bu not focusing on the main issue and backed protesters seeking to uphold American values, as did ex-President Barack Obama who also provoked discrimination through indirect means.
Mr. Trump described Mr. Mattis as an extra speaker and an overrated general who speaks without being asked.
Mr. Mattis quit in 2018 after Mr. Trump decided to pull US troops out of Syria as he was totally against it and even advised to stop this decision but the President did not listen and instead vetoed the decision.
He has remained mostly silent since then until his rebuke of the Trump administration was published in The Atlantic magazine this Wednesday which also will make no difference as the President of America holds the biggest power in his hand.
On all these wordings by James Mattis, Mr. Trump answered him through a tweet saying that he thinks that the only common thing between him and the previous President is that they are honored of firing. He concluded it all with a slight touch of sarcasm as well.
What did Mattis actually say?
He wrote that President Donald Trump is the first president in his life who does not try to unite the American people and does not even pretend to try but instead he tried to divide us all by enhancing the discrimination that already exists.
He also said that We are witnessing the consequences of three years of this deliberate effort in such a horrific scene. And We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership and who knows what more is to come.
James Mattis also addressed the recent wave of anti-racism protests and said that these protests will increase with time if nothing is done.
He said that We must not be distracted by a small number of lawbreakers and the protests are defined by tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values as a complete nation. This is not a fight between black and white but rather between the nation and the government.