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MSNBC Analyst: Mattis Will Not Follow Orders to Launch a Nuclear Attack If Trump Issues Them

Colonel Jack Jacobs thinks that if President Trump orders a nuclear attack on North Korea, they will not be carried out because General Mattis will not follow them.

MSNBC military analyst Colonel Jack Jacobs said that he believes Secretary of Defense, General James Mattis, would defy an order given by President Trump to launch a nuclear attack during a panel discussion on MSNBC’s “Deadline: White House” on Monday.

Republican political operative Michael Steel raised the question of what happens when Trump gives a strike order to his Secretary of Defense or the Joint Chiefs.

“What if he does that? What if he orders a nuclear strike? I mean, my understanding is that’s a pretty quick time frame,” MSNBC’s Nicolle Wallace asked the panel.

Jacobs said that he thought Mattis wouldn’t follow through on an order by Trump to launch a nuclear attack on North Korea.

Political commentarian Matthew Dowd said that U.N. Ambassador Nikki Haley, Secretary of Defense Mattis, White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, National Security Advisor H.R. McMaster, and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson “are between the American public and something really bad happening.”