Trump may be looking for a “Mad Dog” to be his Defense Secretary, and if this report is to be believed, you can be sure America’s enemies are about to change their underwear:
Donald Trump wants Gen. James Mattis to run the Department of Defense, Gov. Mitt Romney to run the State Department, and Steven Mnuchin to run the Treasury Department.
That’s according to a source with intimate knowledge of Trump’s thinking.
By Friday, Trump had narrowed down cabinet roles for Mattis to either Defense or State, but prefers Romney to take the latter job, the source tells The Daily Caller.
Mattis and Romney were scheduled to meet with the president-elect Saturday at the Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey. Romney and Mnuchin were both spotted by reporters there Saturday afternoon.
James “Mad Dog” Mattis has several nicknames. His callsign is “Chaos.” He’s also known as “Spider” and the “Warrior Monk.” He’s one of America’s most experienced warriors, and he’s revered for his extensive knowledge of military history. He’s also got a knack for a great quote. Here’s a few we love, courtesy of the Washington Free Beacon:
“I don’t lose any sleep at night over the potential for failure. I cannot even spell the word.”
“The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some assholes in the world that just need to be shot.”
“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you fuck with me, I’ll kill you all.”
“You go into Afghanistan, you got guys who slap women around for five years because they didn’t wear a veil. You know, guys like that ain’t got no manhood left anyway. So it’s a hell of a lot of fun to shoot them. Actually it’s quite fun to fight them, you know. It’s a hell of a hoot. It’s fun to shoot some people. I’ll be right up there with you. I like brawling.”
“I’m going to plead with you, do not cross us. Because if you do, the survivors will write about what we do here for 10,000 years.”
Note to Barack Obama and the Democrats: This is what a “reset” looks like. The Trump administration is sending a signal to our enemies: No more Mr. Nice Guy.