‘He’s not in charge’: US ally’s defense minister says Mattis and Tillerson ignore Trump — and make their own policy
Eurasia Group president Ian Bremmer tweeted that he’s hearing that Secretary of State Rex Tillerson and Gen. James Mattis are ignoring President Donald Trump entirely when it comes to foreign policy.
“Heard from Defense Min of a US ally: Mattis and Tillerson said they make relevant policy decisions and ignore Trump because he’s not in charge,” he tweeted Thursday.
Heard from Defense Min of a US ally: Mattis & Tillerson said they make relevant policy decisions & ignore Trump because he’s not in charge.
— ian bremmer (@ianbremmer) June 15, 2017
Trump has spent several days attacking Qatar following the Gulf Coast Countries’ decision to break ties with the country. In wake of the decision, the United States sold $12 billion of arms to Qatar.
Reports revealed that Trump may not have known that Qatar had an American Air Force base and was considered an ally of the U.S.