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How Jim Mattis defused a White House confrontation that left Reince Priebus saying 'WTF'

Defense Secretary Jim Mattis' low profile belies the close relationship he has developed with President Donald Trump. Mattis has swayed numerous debates in the White House about defense issues. In many cases he has restrained Trump himself, prompting him toward some decisions while restraining him on others. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis has become one of the most influential yet least visible decision-makers in the Trump administration, according to a Washington Post profile of the one-time Marine general's time as the head of the Pentagon.
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