MSNBC’s Wallace Rips Trump Over Mattis Exit: ‘The World Is Less Safe Today After the Dramatic Resignation of the Last Human Guardrail’

‘A clear rebuke of Donald Trump’s reckless decisions’


WALLACE: "Hi, everyone. It’s 4:00 in Washington, D.C. Donald Trump wags the dog as the investigations into him close in, he plays chicken with the lives of federal employees and their families by walking the country toward a Government shutdown. And the world is less safe today after the dramatic resignation of the last human guardrail. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’ resignation, a clear rebuke of Donald Trump’s reckless decisions about troop withdrawals in Syria and Afghanistan. The backlash to Donald Trump’s impulsivity being felt this afternoon at home and around the world. And reigniting questions about who Trump is working for and whether he’s displaying an unsustainable degree of instability in office. From Secretary Mattis’ resignation letter, 'my views on treating allies with respect and also being clear-eyed about both malign actors and strategic competitors are strongly held and informed by over four decades of immersion in these issues. Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position.' “

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