Trump meets Putin’s fierce  opponent

Source : 112 Ukraine

General James Mattis is among the US Defense Chief candidates
11:09, 20 November 2016

Open source

The President-elect Donald Trump had a meeting with “Putin’s vociferous opponent” and a big friend of Ukraine James Mattis, who is considered a contender to lead the Pentagon. This was reported by the ABC News.

James Mattis was one of a series of people who met with Trump Saturday at his golf course in Bedminster, New Jersey. Trump wouldn't say if he was offering Mattis a job, saying "we'll see." But he called Mattis a "brilliant wonderful man" and said "what a career." The billionaire was also scheduled to meet meet with Mitt Romney, Betsy DeVos, Michel Rey, Todd Ricketts and Andrew Puzder among others.

Related: Defense Ministries of Ukraine and France sign cooperation plan for 2017

A retired Marine General James Mattis may take the post of Secretary of Defense in the administration of US president-elect. He has two nicknames, "Mad Dog" and "Warrior monk". He mercilessly criticized President of the USA Barack Obama for alleged lack of military support to allies.

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