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'Glad he is gone': Trump lashes out at Mattis after he accused the president of tearing America apart

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  • President Donald Trump lashed out on Twitter after his former secretary of defense, Jim Mattis, issued a statement sharply criticizing the president.
  • Trump said that "probably the only thing Barack Obama & I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world's most overrated General."
  • In a statement first published a few hours earlier in The Atlantic, Mattis accused Trump of actively dividing the nation.
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Just hours after his former secretary of defense sharply criticized him in a rare statement, President Donald Trump called out Jim Mattis on Twitter, writing that he is "glad he is gone."
The president said that "probably the only thing Barack Obama & I have in common is that we both had the honor of firing Jim Mattis, the world's most overrated General." He claimed that he asked Mattis for his letter of resignation and "felt great about it."See the rest of the story at Business Insider
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