Mattis To Bolton: ‘I Heard That You’re Actually The Devil Incarnate’

on February 7, 2018 in Washington, DC.
WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 07: U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis (R) answers questions during the daily White House briefing February 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mattis and White House Press Secretary Sarah Hucka... WASHINGTON, DC - FEBRUARY 07: U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis (R) answers questions during the daily White House briefing February 7, 2018 in Washington, DC. Mattis and White House Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders (L) answered a range of questions relating to U.S. defense funding and the funding of the federal government during the briefing. (Photo by Win McNamee/Getty Images) MORE LESS
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March 29, 2018 2:13 p.m.

As newly appointed National Security Adviser John Bolton arrived at the Pentagon Thursday for his first meeting with Defense Secretary James Mattis, he was met with a bit of a sinister greeting.

“I heard that you’re actually the devil incarnate and I wanted to meet you,” Mattis told Bolton as the two shook hands and walked up the front steps, laughing.

Jokes aside, the two will reportedly not see eye-to-eye on many foreign policy issues. On North Korea, Mattis has been vocal about his support for diplomacy, while Bolton has advocated in his former gig as a Fox News contributor for a militant approach.

The two are also at odds over the nuclear deal with Iran — Bolton has called for the U.S. to walk away from the agreement.

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