Trump forces defense secretary Jim Mattis to step down two months early

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Donald Trump is forcing defense secretary Jim Mattis to step down on 1 January, two months before his agreed departure, in open payback for the former Marine general’s public rebuke of the president’s decision abruptly to withdraw troops from Syria.

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If he has to fight against the defense department he’s going to do that. The people who voted for him like it

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