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Trump: The understanding of a five or six year old kid (Mattis)

(B2)" The president acts — and has the understanding — of a five or six year old » said American Secretary of State Jim Mattis, who comes to the White House as little as possible, according to Bob Woodward's latest book, 'Fear' which comes out in bookstores this September 12 (extracts on Amazon).

Mattis as Temple Guardian

The defense minister was particularly exasperated by a discussion with President Donald Trump on Korea, where he had to defend step by step the need to remain vigilant with North Korea and South Korea's ally.

Donald Trump even planned to denounce the trade agreement with South Korea. The letter was ready. It was White House economic advisor Gary D. Cohn who aborted the project, by withdrawing the draft letter from the president's office. “ Trump never noticed says Woodward.

(NGV)

Nicolas Gros Verheyde

Chief editor of the B2 site. Graduated in European law from the University of Paris I Pantheon Sorbonne and listener to the 65th session of the IHEDN (Institut des Hautes Etudes de la Défense Nationale. Journalist since 1989, founded B2 - Bruxelles2 in 2008. EU/NATO correspondent in Brussels for Sud-Ouest (previously West-France and France-Soir).