• Trump joked about former President Abraham Lincoln during his rally, the same night Mattis praised Lincoln's patriotism in s speech

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    REUTERS/Mike Segar
    The presidency of Abraham Lincoln was mentioned in two separate instances on Thursday night in drastically different contexts.
    President Donald Trump mocked the 16th US president during a rally in Dallas, while former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis, revered Lincoln's patriotism.
    Trump said that he would never be as presidential as "Honest Abe Lincoln when he's wearing the hat," but he went on to say that in order to be presidential, "all you have to do is act like a stiff." He proceeded to act out a stiff, buttoning his blazer and speaking in a monotonous voice into the...
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  • 'I'm the Meryl Streep of generals': Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had an epic response to Trump calling him 'overrated'

    'I'm the Meryl Streep of generals': Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis had an epic response to Trump calling him 'overrated'

    1 month ago - By Business Insider

    Associated Press
    Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis is OK with President Donald Trump calling him the "world's most overrated general" because the president also called Meryl Streep "one of the most over-rated actresses in Hollywood."
    "I guess I'm the Meryl Streep of generals," Mattis said during his speech at the 74th annual Al Smith dinner - known for its comedic roast tradition - on Thursday.
    On a more serious note, Mattis said that he doesn't like to dip into partisan matters, but he warned that we live in deeply divided times, invoking President Abraham Lincoln's Lyceum speech .
    He...
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