Donald Trump speaks to Jim Mattis (Pentagon)
President Donald Trump tweeted that Defense Secretary Jim Mattis "will be retiring" from the Pentagon.
A retirement date was not listed.
Trump claimed he would announce a nominee "shortly."
General Jim Mattis will be retiring, with distinction, at the end of February, after having served my Administratio… https://t.co/PqB9L51hvN— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1545344467.0
....equipment. General Mattis was a great help to me in getting allies and other countries to pay their share of mi… https://t.co/2zN0SZW7dO— Donald J. Trump (@Donald J. Trump) 1545344467.0