Mattis and 6000 Vets Run Full Page Ad Denouncing Trump


POliticsUSA: Grassroots groups will be running a full-page ad in Pennsylvania featuring 6,000 vets agreeing with Gen. Mattis and denouncing Trump.

According to a statement from the Progressive Change Campaign Committee provided to PoliticusUSA:

This Fourth of July weekend, grassroots groups will run a full-page ad featuring 6,000 veterans who agree with former Trump Defense Secretary James Mattis that we must “hold accountable” President Donald Trump for making “a mockery of our Constitution.”

The ad, run by veterans organization Common Defense and the Progressive Change Campaign Committee, will run first in the Harrisburg Patriot-News in Pennsylvania — the state where American democracy was born and the first Constitutional Convention was held.

“Donald Trump is the first president in my lifetime who does not try to unite the American people,” said Mattis, a 4-star Marine general who Trump appointed to lead America’s military. “We are witnessing the consequences of three years without mature leadership…We must reject and hold accountable those in office who would make a mockery of our Constitution.”


“I voted for Donald Trump in 2016, but he is using the uniform we served in against our fellow citizens, and it isn’t right. It’s unpatriotic,” said David Michael Weissman, an Army veteran from Florida who co-signed Mattis’s statement and is quoted in the ad.


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  1. I signed up today because of this betrayal by our Military. I will make this brief, as I won’t allow myself to get carried away. Points: Mattis USED TO get on the TV and say that Generals and top Brass were to remain apolitical. At all times. Mattis scored kudos and accolades from all sides for his then-honesty. But lo and behold, as soon as trump pulls ALL troops out of every conflict Obama created/extended, the Military turned on Trump. Including turncoat Bolton, who never met a conflict/war he did not like.

    This stinks to high heavens. Trump is the elected official and is your COMMANDER-IN-CHIEF. Mattis dares to bring an uprising against our Commander-In-Chief in order to weaken him for Sleepy Joe Biden? Colin Powell has declared that he is going to vote for Biden. That sinks it for me about Powell: no more respect and I would never want to meet him for a photo-op or anything.

    Trump is his own man, and the Military Brass does not like that. They are used to the Bill Clintons that they could goad into anything; just get the military actions and apparatus moving along…business as usual. Trump is not built that way.

    Kelly was alright for a while, but he turned on Trump too. Bolton, well you all heard how he contradicted himself many times in order to sell his worthless book.

    Right now is a critical time in our country. Mob rule could win out if the DEMS get the White House. But the Military Brass is okay as long as the Military Industrial Complex gets to get back in the saddle again.

    For shame on you Mattis. So much for your bullshit earlier about remaining apolitical. I am calling you out on your betrayal and will be making a video dedicated to said betrayal.

    I never thought I would see the day that our Military wants the Mob rule via the DEMS.

    God help us all.

    • Amen on that, but you take what you can get. If they can help bring Trump down what are you going to do, tell them not to? And we would benefit from that how? Will Biden be perfect? Of course not, and we will be chewing on his behind when that time comes.

  2. The president has no authority to do any such thing. There is nothing in the Constitution that gives any president that authority. It is up to the mayors and governors to make that decision. Even then they can only call in the National Guard.
    Remember Kent State?
    I remember when the 82nd Airborne was sent into Detroit, during the 1967 riots, on demand from the Mayor. The results were less than stellar.
    Being that Trump never read a single sentence of the Constitution, he has no clue. But then neither has very many in congress read the Constitution….or the Bill of Rights.
    Except for people like Justin Amash , Rand Paul and a few others.

  3. The worst thing about this is that I’m forced to defend Trump. How many countries has Trump invaded and destroyed for reasons based on lies?
    The real blame for our sad state of endless wars and slaughter lies with the enlisted men and women.
    Without their “Service” there would be no endless wars. People like Mattis and Powell have the blood of millions of innocent men, women and children on their hands. It may not be unconstitutional, but it destroys any credibility they had. You can throw Bush, Clinton and Obama (and Biden) in their too. Look in the mirror people. You won’t like what you see.

    • “There is so much good in the worst of us, and so much bad in the best of us, that it should remind all of us, not to criticize the rest of us.”

    • Thank You maxim gorki, whether one likes President Trump or not, that advert by Mattis et. al. is not valid.
      And it is worse than not valid. The authors don’t really care about the Weightier Matters of the Law, Truth, Mercy & Faith, but want to replace that with democracy where everyone is at the mercy of a mob.