White House spokesperson Mercedes Schlapp tells Fox & Friends co-host Brian Kilmeade she's "not going to get into the internal discussions of how the decision was made" when asked to name a single adviser who told Trump to pull troops out of Syria.
Pennsylvania Sen. Pat Toomey tells Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that members of the senate "need to step up and reassert a bigger role for the Senate in finding our foreign policy” following the resignation of Gen. Mattis
On Sunday's Meet the Press, Senator Dick Durbin hit hard at Trump for firing General Mattis while toadying to Erdogan and Putin.
Sen. Dick Durbin: I Was One Of Many Senators Who Privately Sat Down With Gen. Mattis And Said ‘Please Stay'
Illinois Sen. Dick Durbin tells Meet the Press host Chuck Todd that many Democrats "counted on" Defense Sec. Gen. Mattis to be a check on Trump, and that he was one of many who tried to get him to stay.
During a press conference, Leader Pelosi defined the Trump administration in absolute terms: "You have great leaders who have left this administration in dismay and others who have left this administration in disgrace."
CNN's Barbara Starr reads General Mattis' letter of resignation, submitted 24 hours ago, stating his intention to leave in February after an orderly transition and in favor of someone who aligns better with Trump.
"Right now, this is a one-time shot, and I believe it has sent a very strong message to dissuade, to deter him from doing this again."
Meeting John Bolton at the Pentagon, General Mattis quips: "I heard you are the devil incarnate."
During Trump's Iran speech today, he erroneously claimed Iran was not living up to the conditions of the nuclear deal.
As fast as Trump tweeted out 'war porn' to North Korea, Gen. Mattis tried to calmed it down.
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