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USA: Trump officially announces James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as Defence Secretary nominee02:50

USA: Trump officially announces James ‘Mad Dog’ Mattis as Defence Secretary nominee

United States, Fayetteville
December 7, 2016 at 02:13 GMT -00:00 · Published

SOT, James Mattis, Marine Corps. General (English): "Thank you, thank you ladies and gentlemen, Thank you President Elect for the confidence that you have shown in me, thank you for the opportunity, I am grateful for the opportunity to return to our troops, their families, the civilians of the Department of Defence because I know how committed they are and devoted they are to the defence of our country, the defence of our constitution, and with our allies strengthened our countries strengthened I look forward to being our civilian leader, so long as the Congress gives me the waiver and the Senate votes to consent."

US President-elect Donald Trump formally announced that General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis was his nomination for US Defence Secretary at a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Tuesday.

Trump detailed Mattis' achievements saying the General "plays no games" and calling him "one of the most effective generals that we've had in many many decades, an extraordinary leader of our time who has committed his life to his love four our country."

General Mattis took the stage to thank the president-elect for his nomination, "I look forward to being our civilian leader" he said and added he was "grateful for the opportunity to return to our troops."

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SOT, James Mattis, Marine Corps. General (English): "Thank you, thank you ladies and gentlemen, Thank you President Elect for the confidence that you have shown in me, thank you for the opportunity, I am grateful for the opportunity to return to our troops, their families, the civilians of the Department of Defence because I know how committed they are and devoted they are to the defence of our country, the defence of our constitution, and with our allies strengthened our countries strengthened I look forward to being our civilian leader, so long as the Congress gives me the waiver and the Senate votes to consent."

US President-elect Donald Trump formally announced that General James 'Mad Dog' Mattis was his nomination for US Defence Secretary at a rally in Fayetteville, North Carolina on Tuesday.

Trump detailed Mattis' achievements saying the General "plays no games" and calling him "one of the most effective generals that we've had in many many decades, an extraordinary leader of our time who has committed his life to his love four our country."

General Mattis took the stage to thank the president-elect for his nomination, "I look forward to being our civilian leader" he said and added he was "grateful for the opportunity to return to our troops."

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