Monday, 11 November, 2019

Mattis Roasts Trump By Invoking Bone Spurs, Meryl Streep

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis center delivers the keynote address during the 74th Annual Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner Thursday Oct. 17 2019 in New York Gen. Mattis Savagely Roasts Trump: ‘I Earned My Spurs on the Battlefield,’ Trump Got His Spurs ‘From the Doctor’
Deanna Wagner | 18 October, 2019, 16:27

Former Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Thursday mocked President Donald Trump's insult he was "the world's most overrated general", calling it an honor to be "the Meryl Streep of generals". "So I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals, and frankly that sounds pretty good to me", Mattis said, further thanking Schumer for bringing up his concerns about ISIS during the meeting. "So I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals", Mattis said during a speech the Al Smith Dinner in Manhattan, eliciting applause from the crowd.

"I'm honored to be considered that by Donald Trump because he also called Meryl Streep an overrated actress", he joked.

"And you have to admit, between me and Meryl, at least we've had some victories", he added.

Trump dismissed Mattis as "not tough enough", pointing out that the general had said it would take two years to "capture ISIS", but "I captured them in one month".

At another point, Mattis responded to reports that Mr. Trump called him "the world's most overrated general" during a meeting with Democrats earlier this week.

Mattis also made a crack about bone spurs, Trump's excuse for avoiding the Vietnam War draft.

Trump pulled troops from the area last week.

Although Trump's nickname for Mattis was "mad dog" - a nickname the former general despised - Mattis said these days he feels more like "an emotional support animal".

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He threw in a jab at the President's affinity for free time and golfing.

The annual gala draws luminaries from finance and politics.

Thursday's annual gala, named after the former NY governor who won the Democratic nomination for president in 1928, was hosted this year by Cardinal Timothy Dolan, the archbishop of NY.

Others in attendance included New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio, Senator Chuck Schumer and Michael Bloomberg.

Delivering the keynote address at the 75th Alfred E. Smith Memorial Foundation Dinner in New York, Mattis - a retired four-star U.S. Marine general - said he felt he had finally "achieved greatness".

Today is the subpoena-imposed deadline for energy secretary Rick Perry and acting White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney to hand over documents in the impeachment inquiry, but it seems unlikely that they will comply given that they are current Trump administration officials.

Some accused him of being spineless for not speaking out against Trump sooner.