12.2.16: Trump to nominate Gen. Mattis to lead Pentagon
WASHINGTON (AP) — President-elect Donald Trump says he will nominate retired Marine Corps Gen. James Mattis to lead the Defense Department.
Trump made the announcement during a post-election victory rally Thursday in Cincinnati.
Mattis retired in 2013 after serving as the commander of the U.S. Central Command.
In a tweet Sunday, Trump referred to Mattis by his nickname “Mad Dog” and described him as “A true General’s General!”