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James Mattis Calls Trump Threat to Constitution, Compares to Nazi, Based on Lafayette Park

Added 06-03-20 07:47:02pm EST - “James Mattis calls the rioters and looters a "small number of lawbreakers" and slams Trump for using military resources to restore order.” - Breitbart.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Breitbart.com: “James Mattis Calls Trump Threat to Constitution, Compares to Nazi, Based on Lafayette Park”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis published an attack on President Donald Trump on Wednesday, accusing the president of violating the Constitution in clearing Lafayette Park on Monday and using the military to quell riots.

In an extraordinary statement, published in The Atlantic, Mattis calls the rioters and looters a “small number of lawbreakers” among “tens of thousands of people of conscience who are insisting that we live up to our values.”

He also compares President Trump to a Nazi, saying Trump’s policies resemble “[t]he Nazi slogan for destroying us.”

He does not call for any specific action, but suggests the president should be “reject[ed].”

When I joined the military, some 50 years ago, I swore an oath to support and defend the Constitution. Never did I dream that troops taking that same oath would be ordered under any circumstance to violate the Constitutional rights of their fellow citizens—much less to provide a bizarre photo op for the elected commander-in-chief, with military leadership standing alongside.

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