Who Needs Smooth Transitions?

Trump Decides Mattis Leaves Right Away

Eric J Scholl
Dec 24, 2018 · 4 min read

When Defense Secretary Jim Mattis resigned last week, in his resignation letter he said he’d stay on until the end of February to ensure a “smooth transition”. Trump of course was given that letter at the time Mattis resigned, and accepted it. But when that letter started being widely read (including by us) as a slap in the face and sharp criticism…