Defense Minister James Mattis James Norman MattisTrump has weighed the release of Mnuchin: Bloomberg Trump's Fed feud seething on the markets, alarms Republicans GOP Senator on Syria withdrawal: "Bad People" will fill the void Troops Merry Christmas and Work After President Trump ousted the secretary two months earlier, when he intended to resign.
"For those who are out in the field or at sea, you should be aware that you are guarding the proud heritage of those who stood guard decades ago," wrote Mattis in a holiday letter to US
"In this changing world, you hold the line. Storm clouds rise to the sky and yet your fellow citizens live safely at home.
"Merry Christmas and may God bring you to safety," concluded Mattis.
– United States Secretary of Defense (@DeptofDefense) December 25, 2018
CNN's Pentagon correspondent Barbara Starr reported that Mattis worked at the Pentagon on Tuesday.
Defense Secretary James Mattis is in his Pentagon. Office on the third floor on Christmas Day in work.
– Barbara Starr (@barbarastarrcnn) December 25, 2018
On Thursday, Mattis gave his resignation to President Trump after the president had decided all US troops out
In his resignation letter, Mattis said that his worldviews did not accord with Trump, adding that over four decades of experience gained the value of alliances such as NATO and The US has taught anti-ISIS coalition and against strong opponents such as Russia and China.
In the letter, Mattis said he would leave at the end of February.
But on Sunday, after days more angry over the letter, Trump announced he was pushing Mattis out of office and appointed Deputy Patrick Shanahan as Deputy Secretary on January 1.
In an interview with the Seattle Times, which was released on Monday, Mattis & # 39; s brother Tom said the secretary was not angry that she was evicted early. Mattis is from Washington, USA, where his brother and mother are still alive.
"He was very calm in the matter," Tom Mattis told the newspaper with his brother on Sunday. "Very self-evident. No trouble.
Tom Mattis added that his brother's loyalty was constitutional and he "would give the best advice and tell the truth of the truth – regardless of the consequences".
He also said that this was not the case The last Americans should count on Mattis.
"No one should assume that his service will end for his country," said Tom Mattis. "And the nature of his departure is another service to the nation. It is the definition of patriotism and integrity. "