Ugh. We’re all dead.
President Trump, who aides said has been frustrated by news coverage of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis’s scathing resignation letter, abruptly announced Sunday that he was removing Mattis two months before his planned departure and installing Patrick Shanahan as acting defense secretary.
Shanahan, a former Boeing executive who has been Mattis’s deputy at the Pentagon, will assume the top job on an acting capacity beginning Jan. 1, Trump said.
Mattis resigned in protest last week after Trump announced the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Syria — a move that Mattis and others on the national security team strongly counseled the president against.
I suppose it’s fitting that the last adult in the room is being forced out early because the pr*sident is being a baby. Trump has determined his brittle ego is more important than the fate of the free world, so the last man with any integrity or common sense in his administration can’t be allowed to stick around and befoul the West Wing any longer.
It’s nothing but supervillains from this point forward.
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