UPDATE: Trump Calls Possible Pentagon Nominee ‘Very Impressive’
BEDMINSTER, N.J. (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump says he's considering retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis for defense secretary. Trump met with Mattis yesterday and said on Twitter today that the general "was very impressive."
In his tweet, Trump referred to the general by his nickname, "Mad Dog Mattis," and called him "A true General's General!"
Trump has been welcoming a parade of officials at the white-pillared clubhouse of his New Jersey golf club this weekend as he weighs who will be in line for roles in the new administration.
The Sunday schedule in Bedminster includes New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, former New York City Mayor Rudy Giuliani and Kansas Secretary of State Kris Kobach.
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