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Short Video: Who is General James Mattis?

Wed, 11/23/2016 - 2:05pm

Short Washington Post Video: Who is General James Mattis?

Trump’s favorite former general seems to be Jim “Mad Dog” Mattis, a former Marine commander and favorite for defense secretary, whose hard-edge rhetoric in Iraq and Afghanistan has made him into something of an Internet meme. “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet,” he famously told Marines in Iraq. After their meeting in New Jersey this week, Trump tweeted that Mattis was “A true General’s General!” and “the real deal.”