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Military Times: Trump Now Calls Mattis ‘Moderate Dog’

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Military Times reports that President Donald Trump now calls Defense Secretary James Mattis “moderate dog” as opposed to his nickname in the press, “Mad Dog.”

Mattis’ consultant Travis Snyder is putting together a primary 2020 presidential campaign linked to Bill Kristol and Nikki Haley, according to Mattis’ own aides. Mattis has pushed for 100,000 ground troops in Iraq and is lobbying hard to go forward with the Department of Defense deal with Amazon’s Jeff Bezos.

Leo Shane III and Tara Copp reported for Military Times:

Rumors that President Donald Trump is considering replacing Defense Secretary Jim Mattis continue to grow, buoyed by a new report claiming the commander in chief has taken to calling the former Marine general “Moderate Dog” Mattis behind closed doors out of frustration with his measured political positions.

Mattis, a wildly popular figure in military circles, is known to many as “Mad Dog,” a nickname stemming from his frequent macho comments like: “Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.” Mattis himself has said he is not a fan of the name, calling it more of a media creation than a reflection of his personality.

But Trump has not been shy about using the “Mad Dog” nickname in public speeches, often referring to it as proof that he picked a battle-hardened and aggressive leader for the Defense Department.

A report by Politico Wednesday night said Trump is now souring on that view, believing that Mattis is more moderate than he had hoped. The new “Moderate Dog” moniker suggests that Mattis could leave or be dismissed from the top Pentagon post in coming months, as Trump looks for Cabinet members more closely aligned with his policies.

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Defense Secretary James Mattis is reportedly working on a $5-10 billion dollar deal to partner the Department of Defense with Jeff Bezos’ Amazon corporation.

A firm has already been paid to transfer DOD information onto the Amazon cloud. As President Donald Trump wrangles with Amazon’s Bezos, Mattis becomes more visibly confrontational with the president.

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President Trump is ‘Terminating’ Relationship with Disgraced W.H.O., Punishing China for Hong Kong Takeover

Trump is striking back against the globalists.

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President Donald Trump announced today that he will be “terminating” the relationship between the disgraced World Health Organization (WHO) and the U.S. as well as cutting off special trade advantages given to Hong Kong after China seized control of the formerly semi-autonomous city.

“We have detailed the reforms that it must make and engaged with them directly, but they have refused to act,” the president said from the White House. “Because they have failed to make the requested and greatly needed reforms, we will be today terminating the relationship.”

Trump claims that he will be “redirecting” the funds that previously went to the WHO toward “other worldwide and deserving urgent global public health needs.” He also said China “ignored” their obligations to the WHO when they spread disinformation to them about the nature of the coronavirus.

The WHO taking China at their word resulted in this embarrassing tweet that serves as an eternal reminder of the extreme incompetence of the globalist body:

Trump is also putting the squeeze on Hong Kong following China’s announcement that they will be taking additional power over the city that has rebelled against the red menace throughout the past year.

“I am directing my administration to begin the process of eliminating policy exemptions that give Hong Kong different and special treatment,” Trump said at the same press conference.

“My announcement today will affect the full range of agreements that we have with Hong Kong, from our extradition treaty, to our export controls and technologies,” Trump added. “We will take action to revoke Hong Kong’s preferential treatment as a separate customs and travel territory from the rest of China.”

“No reasonable person can assert today that Hong Kong maintains a high degree of autonomy from China, given facts on the ground,” Secretary of State Mike Pompeo said in a statement after delivering a report to Congress indicating that Hong Kong has been usurped by China.

The president also said he will instruct his “presidential working group on financial markets to study the different practices of Chinese companies listed on the U.S. financial markets, with a goal of protecting American investors.”

“Investment firms should not be subjecting their clients to the hidden and undue risks associated with financing Chinese companies that do not play by the same rules,” Trump said, adding that “Americans are entitled to fairness and transparency.”

President Trump is getting tough on China and the WHO now that the coronavirus pandemic has subsided a bit. He has not let the crisis distract him from his agenda of ending globalism and putting America first.

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