Mattis said national intelligence may be forced to take ‘collective action’ against ‘unfit’ Trump, according to new Woodward book
Former defense secretary Jim Mattis told then-Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats they may have to take “collective action” against President Trump due to his unfitness for office, according to a new book by Bob Woodward.
In excerpts of the book,”Rage,” published in the Washington Post Woodward, who is famed for his investigative reporting work around the Watergate scandal, writes that Mattis went to Washington National Cathedral in May 2019 to pray about his concern for the country under Trump’s leadership. Soon after praying for the country, he told Coats, “There may come a time when we have to take collective action” because Trump is “dangerous. He’s unfit.”