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Retired Marine Corps Gen. Jim Mattis made his modeling debut wearing a $1,500 kangaroo-leather jacket

"You can put in on a billboard in Russia if you want," Jim Mattis told the company's founder.
From left, Gen. John Kelly, Gen. James Mattis, Gen. Joseph Dunford, Gen. James Amos, Gen. John Allen, and Gen. John Paxton Jr. at the Home of the Commandants in Washington, DC, on April 19, 2013.

One striking image shows the Marine Corps generals who will have left the Trump administration, after the president praised their service

President Donald Trump previously boasted that his administration was stacked with notable military generals.
U.S. President Donald Trump drinks water in the East Room of the White House, January 28, 2020

The authors of ‘A Very Stable Genius’ discuss Trump’s rage, ignorance, and the unprecedented dysfunction of his White House

Insider spoke with Phillip Rucker and Carol Leonnig, authors of "A Very Stable Genius: Donald J. Trump and the Testing of America."

Trump allegedly ordered former Defense Secretary James Mattis to ‘screw Amazon’ one year before awarding a hotly contested $10 billion def...

According to a book by former Defense staffer Guy Snodgrass, Mattis rejected the request in favor of awarding JEDI "legally and ethically."

Mattis got so annoyed on calls with H.R. McMaster that he pretended the line got disconnected

"Mr. Secretary, are you there," then-national security adviser H.R. McMaster asked on one call, as Mattis and his aides listened on.

Vice President Mike Pence once called Jim Mattis to see if he was interested in becoming Trump’s defense secretary. Mattis said he was busy.

Jim Mattis believed he left such a lackluster impression on Trump that he "certainly won't be hearing back from those guys."
President Donald Trump speaks to reporters on the South Lawn of the White House in Washington, DC, August 7, 2019.

‘Who gives a s— about Afghanistan?’: Trump stunned officials with his comments during a military briefing, former aide says

Trump made the remarks during a meeting with top military officials, according to Jim Mattis' former speechwriter, Guy Snodgrass.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump stands with retired Marine Gen. James Mattis following their meeting at the main clubhouse at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey, U.S., November 19, 2016.

Trump joked about former President Abraham Lincoln during his rally, the same night Mattis praised Lincoln’s patriotism in a speech

"Abraham Lincoln could not win Texas under those circumstances," Trump said during the rally in Dallas, Texas.
U.S. Defense Secretary James Mattis waits to welcome Canada's Minister of National Defense Harjit Sajjan at the Pentagon in Washington, U.S., February 6, 2017.

Mattis wanted to lay a trap for Iran after it downed a US drone

Trump's ex-defense secretary wanted to lay a trap for Iran after it downed a US drone in 2011, but the Obama administration wouldn't go for it.

Mattis suggests he might not like Trump ‘one fricking bit’ but says he’s holding fire on him — for now

The widely respected former defense secretary says he is keeping his criticisms of Trump to himself for now, but this won't last "forever."