President Trump Still Disagrees With the Secretary of Defense on Torture

President Trump is famous for having once said he knew more than the generals, and now he’s reconfirming that he thinks he knows more than his own secretary of Defense, James Mattis. Trump says he still believes torture works, even though Mattis “has stated publicly that he does not necessarily believe in torture or waterboarding or however you want to define it, enhanced interrogation.” The president did say that the secretary of Defense “will override because I am giving him that power. He is an expert.” Is there discord already within the administration?

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