A day after saying he would pull U.S. troops out of Syria, President Trump tweeted that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is retiring.
Said Trump: “General Mattis was a great help to me in getting allies and other countries to pay their share of military obligations. A new Secretary of Defense will be named shortly. I greatly thank Jim for his service!”
However, a letter from Mattis makes clear he resigned over policy differences with the president.Save to Favorites