Secretary of Defense James Mattis has quickly become a favorite in the hearts of Americans because of his bold military strategy and fearless attitude. He has also become known for his short comments to the press, which have gone viral.
His time with the press Friday was no exception.
Mattis was asked whether he had time to read Michael Wolff’s new book, “Fire and Fury: Inside the Trump White House,” which came out Friday with some bold claims against President Donald Trump, his administration, and his family.
Mattis responded in true Mattis fashion:
“No, I’m a little busy, these days, actually doing my job, you know?”
The interviewer then said, “It’s a quick read. I’m already halfway through it.” Mattis then responded, “Yes, but you’re one of those literate intellectuals,” and the room erupted in laughter.
He then further explained his experience with books:
“If it’s a book with my name in it, the aide puts sticky — double stickies over it, so I don’t read about myself.”
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