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James Mattis sent shockwaves through Washington when he resigned his post as Secretary of Defense.

Mattis resigned because he opposed Donald Trump’s intentions to end Barack Obama’s disastrous plans in Syria.

But his last words before stepping down took Trump completely by surprise.

Trump announced that Mattis would be replaced on January 1 by Acting Defense Secretary Patrick Shanahan.

In fact, Mattis did not even travel to Iraq with Trump and the First Lady to surprise the troops with a Christmas visit.

In his resignation letter, Mattis had attacked Trump’s America First foreign policy and made it clear he backed Barack Obama’s globalist agenda instead.

So when Mattis put out his final communication with Pentagon employees and the active duty military forces, pundits expected more anti-Trump fireworks.

They were sorely disappointed.

Mattis praised the Pentagon’s leadership and thanked the troops for the honor to serve alongside them.

“Our Department’s leadership, civilian and military, remains in the best possible hands. I am confident that each of you remains undistracted from our sworn mission to support and defend the Constitution while protecting our way of life. Our Department is proven to be at its best when the times are most difficult. So keep the faith in our country and hold fast, alongside our allies, aligned against our foes.” Mattis continued, “It has been my high honor to serve at your side. May God hold you safe in the air, on land and at sea.”

Trump’s enemies tried to paint Mattis’ departure as the unraveling of his administration.

Never-Trump RINO Mitt Romney even cited Mattis’ departure as evidence that Trump had failed to live up to the promise of the Presidency.

“The Trump presidency made a deep descent in December. The departures of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis and White House Chief of Staff John F. Kelly, the appointment of senior persons of lesser experience, the abandonment of allies who fight beside us, and the president’s thoughtless claim that America has long been a “sucker” in world affairs all defined his presidency down,” Romney wrote.

But the reality is that cabinet officials do not serve forever.

Mattis held his position as Secretary of Defense for a longer period of time than Barack Obama’s final three Pentagon chiefs.

The truth of the matter is, establishment figures wanted Mattis to stay for the entirety of Trump’s Presidency because he acted as a counterweight to Trump’s Make America Great Again agenda.

They knew as long as Mattis served Trump, their globalist agenda would have a voice in the administration.

So now with Mattis being gone, they fear President Trump will finally enact the policies that won him the 2016 election.

And the reality is that Trump’s America First foreign policy is popular.

The American people are tired of endless war.

They support Trump bringing the troops home from Syria.

Voters watched for 20 years as successive American Presidents from both parties failed to contain North Korea’s nuclear menace.

American citizens are willing to give Trump’s combination of maximum pressure through sanctions and personal diplomacy a chance to succeed.

The D.C. swamp knows this, and they are terrified that the 70-year bipartisan consensus of America acting subserviently to the liberal world order is in jeopardy.

They were hoping Mattis would burn the building down on his way out the door.

But while Mattis could not support Trump’s policies, he was unwilling to cause any more upheaval by bashing the President.

Do you believe President Trump will make a strong selection to replace Mattis as Secretary of Defense?

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