U.S. President Donald Trump said he is unsure whether James Mattis plans to leave his post as Defense Secretary. Trump made the remarks in an interview with CBS News’s “60 Minutes”.
“It could be that he is” planning to depart, Trump said, “I think he’s sort of a Democrat, if you want to know the truth. But General Mattis is a good guy. We get along very well. He may leave. I mean, at some point, everybody leaves. Everybody. People leave. That’s Washington.”
Asked last month about reports he may be leaving, Mattis said: “I wouldn’t take it seriously at all.”