With the federal government in turmoil and a number of Cabinet secretaries in crisis, retired Gen. James Mattis has taken to the airwaves to discuss his position.
The retired general says that the president is not in control of the country and that no one in the government is “safe” and that the country is in danger.
“We are the most dangerous place in the world,” Mattis told the network.
“I am a commander in chief and the president has been commander in boss.
He has done nothing to prevent it.
I have never been asked to do anything.
He is the chief executive.
He’s not accountable to anybody.
He has the most powerful weapon in the arsenal, he has the largest military.
He can go anywhere in the country with it.
And we will not let him go anywhere.”
Mattis went on to say that Trump was “not a strong leader,” but “a dictator” who would “not stand up to the president of the United States.”
“I don’t know how he’s going to stop me,” he added.
“If he does, we will get him.”
In a press conference in the White House, White House Press Secretary Sean Spicer denied that there were any problems between Trump and Mattis, and that there was a “continuous” effort to keep the general away from the Oval Office.