The GOP establishment has been desperately trying to take down Republican presidential frontrunner for Donald Trump for months now. This week, sources are saying that they have decided to enter a third candidate into the race to steal the nomination from him, and you won’t believe who it is.
According to The Political Insider, retired four-star General James Mattis has made it clear in multiple interviews recently that he is open to throwing his hat in the presidential race, possibly as a third party candidate. Members of the GOP elite like the Weekly Standard’s Bill Kristol have already floated Mattis as a possible alternative to Trump for members of the establishment. Mattis also has the support of many members of the armed forces.
”I’ve lived a very colorful life and I’ve said some things,” Mattis recently said in a speech. “But not once have I taken them back, and I’ve never apologized for them — and I won’t. I like the enemy knowing there are a few guys like me around.”
Much like Trump, Mattis is known for his blunt nature, which is partly why the GOP elite think he can beat the business mogul. In fact, some of the former general’s most famous quotes sound extremely Trump-like:
“The first time you blow someone away is not an insignificant event. That said, there are some a**holes in the world that just need to be shot.”
“I come in peace. I didn’t bring artillery. But I’m pleading with you, with tears in my eyes: If you f*** with me, I’ll kill you all.”
“Be polite, be professional, but have a plan to kill everybody you meet.”
As an American hero who ran the First Marine Division into the Euphrates River Valley at the beginning of the Iraq War, Mattis has our respect and admiration. However, if he enters the race, he would undoubtedly steal votes from the Republican nominee, and would likely hand the election to either Hillary Clinton or Bernie Sanders. SHARE this story if you think it’s time the GOP establishment rallies behind Trump and gets him to the White House!