Furious Donald lashes out at Jim Mattis for saying 'America First' needs ...

Furious Donald lashes out at Jim Mattis for saying 'America First' needs to be ditched from national security policy and says 'I should have fired him sooner' even though Marine quit first went after Mattis hours after the GSA finally ascertained that a transition could go forward called Mattis 'overrated' although he celebrated him at a rally after he announced his nomination Mattis joined in 'Foreign Affairs' article urging Biden Administration to 'eliminate 'America first' from its overall strategy Mattis resigned in December 2018 saying his views no longer 'aligned' with 's 

By Geoff Earle, Deputy U.s. Political Editor For Dailymail.com

Published: 15:11 GMT, 24 November 2020 | Updated: 15:11 GMT, 24 November 2020

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President Donald attacked his former Defense Secretary James Mattis after Mattis torched his own administration's 'America First' policy and urged Joe Biden's team to get rid of it.

tweeting against the retired Marine general just hours after he came close to conceding the election by allowing saying he instructed the General Services Agency to begin a transition – setting in place procedures that ultimately will put Joe Biden's administration in place to begin carving out its own foreign policy.

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The president tweeted out a Fox News article about Mattis' denunciation of the administration's policy calling card, even after repeatedly attacking the network over its coverage and polls. 

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis helped pen an article arguing that 'America First' is 'America Alone'

Former U.S. Secretary of Defense Jim Mattis helped pen an article arguing that 'America First' is 'America Alone'

'That says it all about Mattis. Obama fired him. I should have fired him sooner. Did best work after he was gone. World's most overrated general!' wrote.

Mattis resigned in December 2018 after a clash over suddenly pulling U.S. troops out of Syria. 

'Because you have the right to have a Secretary of Defense whose views are better aligned with yours on these and other subjects, I believe it is right for me to step down from my position,' Mattis wrote in his resignation letter.

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