James Mattis Burned Vladimir Putin

James Mattis Burned Vladimir Putin

James Mattis Burned Vladimir Putin

Secretary of Defense James Mattis is one of the best players on Team Trump since he’s a brilliant and no-nonsense guy. He also doesn’t suffer fools lightly. So in a recent interview concerning defense issues, James Mattis burned Vladimir Putin.

It was magnificent.

Gen. Mattis was at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in California on Saturday, participating in a Reagan Defense Forum panel discussion. Speaking with him was Fox News’ Bret Baier, one of that network’s best interviewers. And of course the issue of Russia came up, especially since President Trump had canceled a meeting with Putin after Russia’s new aggression against the Ukraine.

Mattis burned Putin

Credit: DonkeyHotey at flickr.com. 

So it was then that James Mattis burned Putin.

“This is a very complex situation because clearly Mr. Putin is a slow learner.”

Oh, burn!

Mattis went on.

“He is not recognizing that what he is doing is actually creating the animosity against his people.”

“He is actually causing NATO to re-arm and strengthen the democracies’ stance, the unified stance of all the democracies together.”

And he said bluntly:

“We’re dealing with someone we simply cannot trust.”

Not only that, but Mattis called out Putin for interfering with our elections. Again.

“There is no doubt the relationship has worsened. He tried again to muck around in our elections this last month. We are seeing a continued effort along those lines.”

So while CNN, MSNBC and their fellow travelers in the Democratic party are searching under every rock for Trump-Russia collusion, Gen. Mattis puts the kibosh on any lovefest between the president and the Russian strong man.

But hold on. Isn’t Gen. Mattis at odds with President Trump? Remember how Trump recently called Mattis “sort of a Democrat”?

Which, of course, set tongues wagging among the chattering classes about how long Mattis will stay in the White House.

So during the interview, Bret Baier asked the Defense Secretary that question:

“Do you have any plans to leave the administration soon?”

But just like James Mattis burned Putin, he also burned Baier in his deadpan answer:

“Well, if I did, Bret, you wouldn’t be the one to know.”

Oh, burn again! 

Mattis burned

Credit: tenor.com.

But then Mattis went on to explain his commitment to the President. . . and the nation:

“When the President of the United States asks you to do something in America you just do it. . .”

Because that’s the way the Warrior Monk rolls, like a true Marine. No “wondering and wringing your hands.”  And woe to bully Vladimir Putin, the “slow learner,” who likes to throw his weight around. Gen. Mattis will not cow before him.

Defense Secretary James Mattis, you are magnificent.


Featured image: DoD photo; flickr.com.

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Kim is a pint-sized patriot who packs some big contradictions. She is a Baby Boomer who never became a hippie, an active Republican who first registered as a Democrat (okay, it was to help a sorority sister's father in his run for sheriff), and a devout Lutheran who practices yoga. Growing up in small-town Indiana, now living in the Kansas City metro, Kim is a conservative Midwestern gal whose heart is also in the Seattle area, where her eldest daughter, son-in-law, and grandson live. Kim is a working speech pathologist who left school system employment behind to subcontract to an agency, and has never looked back. She describes her conservatism as falling in the mold of Russell Kirk's Ten Conservative Principles. Don't know what they are? Google them!

  • bob sykes says:

    Mattis is both a warmonger and a war criminal, being personally responsible for the death of hundreds of thousands of civilian in the MENA and the destruction of whole cities. In a just world, Mattis would be hanged.

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  • Kathy says:

    Loved the article, Kim. James Mattis is a favorite subject and the positive approach was appreciated.

  • Dave Hunter says:

    No, no, no. Mattis is a great humanitarian and promoter of the Muslim faith. Just look how many jihadists and ordinary Muslims he has sent home to Allah!

  • rbj says:

    “bob sykes” is a Putin paid troll. It used to pollute Instapundit a lot (don’t know if it still does, have blocked him on disqus.)

    Haven’t seen it here before, curious that it shows up on a post putting down Putin.

  • Good post. Mattis is the best SecDef in my lifetime. He is actually hostile to our enemies.

    But Putin’s Russia did not invade “the Ukraine,” the Anglicized version of a Tsarist and then Soviet territory. Russia invaded Ukraine, an independent country that would ally itself with the West if it were allowed. This distinction is actually a big deal, as one version effectively denies Ukraine’s sovereignty and the other asserts it.

    • Marcela Cruz says:

      Charles, please do a bit of quality research to give greater strength to your argument. Putin’s Russia did not invade Ukraine. However, the U.S. (not her People, but the Military Industrial Complex aka The Deep State, which a true General warned American’s people about in his Farewell address) did instigate a coup of the democratically elected Ukrainian President, Viktor Yanukovych in order to install the Deep State’s preference of the current utterly corrupt and unintelligent Poroshenko, who is murdering Ukraine’s people, among other sins.

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