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Trump allegedly ordered former Defense Secretary James Mattis to ‘screw Amazon’ one year before awarding a hotly contested $10 billion def...

According to a book by former Defense staffer Guy Snodgrass, Mattis rejected the request in favor of awarding JEDI "legally and ethically."

Mattis got so annoyed on calls with H.R. McMaster that he pretended the line got disconnected

"Mr. Secretary, are you there," then-national security adviser H.R. McMaster asked on one call, as Mattis and his aides listened on.

Vice President Mike Pence once called Jim Mattis to see if he was interested in becoming Trump’s defense secretary. Mattis said he was busy.

Jim Mattis believed he left such a lackluster impression on Trump that he "certainly won't be hearing back from those guys."
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, August 7, 2019.

‘Who gives a s— about Afghanistan?’: Trump stunned officials with his comments during a military briefing, former aide says

Trump made the remarks during a meeting with top military officials, according to Jim Mattis' former speechwriter, Guy Snodgrass.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump stands with retired Marine Gen. James Mattis following their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.

Trump joked about former President Abraham Lincoln during his rally, the same night Mattis praised Lincoln’s patriotism in a speech

"Abraham Lincoln could not win Texas under those circumstances," Trump said during the rally in Dallas, Texas.
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis waits to welcome Canada's Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2017.

Mattis wanted to lay a trap for Iran after it downed a US drone

Trump's ex-defense secretary wanted to lay a trap for Iran after it downed a US drone in 2011, but the Obama administration wouldn't go for it.

Mattis suggests he might not like Trump ‘one fricking bit’ but says he’s holding fire on him — for now

The widely respected former defense secretary says he is keeping his criticisms of Trump to himself for now, but this won't last "forever."

Mattis sharply rebukes Trump’s leadership in a not-so-subtle op-ed warning against abandoning America’s allies

The former defense secretary warns the US is on track to "occupy an increasingly lonely position, one that puts us at increasing risk in the world."
The first F-35 to arrive to the 33rd Fighter Wing on display during the aircraft’s official rollout ceremony A at Eglin Air Force Base.

Jim Mattis shuts down allegations that Defense Secretary Pat Shanahan pulled strings for Boeing and called Lockheed Martin’s F-35 ‘f—...

"I didn't pay him to be a shrinking violet when it came to saving the Government money," former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis said of Patrick Shanahan.

How Elizabeth Holmes convinced powerful men like Henry Kissinger, James Mattis, and George Shultz to sit on the board of now disgraced blood-testing s...

Theranos at one point had a star-studded board of directors, including military leaders and former secretaries of state.