In a clip of the interview that is set to air in full Sunday evening, TrumpsaidMattis, a former Marine Corps general, hasn't told him he planned to leave the administration but it "could be that he is".
Lesley Stahl: I wanna read you his resume, okay?
President Trump: - a very good relationship with him. I had lunch with him two days ago. It could be that he is.
"Frankly, I like General Mattis", Trump said. We get along very well. That the President's vanishingly rare appearance on a nonpartisan news program had resulted in a spectacle in which randomly assorted questions were bulldozed by a man eager to speak, and in which the interviewer generally left the viewers to decide what those answers meant without the benefit of meaningful follow-up, made the point clear. "People leave. That's Washington".
Trump: "When I say Obama did it, you don't want to talk about it".
"I'm changing things around".
"There are some people that I'm not happy with". CNN reported in June on differences between Trump and Mattis that was leading to anxiety in the Pentagon and raising the possibility that Mattis might eventually leave the administration.
Perhaps the most telling part of this is that Trump views the mere idea of "punishing" as being "pretty harsh".
Invited to PLEDGE THAT HE WON'T SHUT DOWN THE MUELLER INVESTIGATION, Trump declined, saying, "I don't pledge anything".
"I'm not a baby", he added.
Lesley Stahl: Tell everybody what's at stake here. "I don't have to pledge to you".
He would not say whether he wanted Mr Mattis gone. In a statement after the book's publication, Mattis said that "the contemptuous words about the president attributed to me in Woodward's book were never uttered by me or in my presence". Something's changing and it'll change back again. But I don't know that it's manmade.
He said that while he was satisfied with the performance of certain members of his administration, there are others "that I'm not thrilled with". I don't want to lose millions and millions of jobs. "I'm fully in favor of North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, but I don't wanna be taken advantage of".
Last month, Mattis appeared to be caught off-guard by statements from National Security Advisor John Bolton that the estimated 2,000 USA troops in Syria would not be withdrawn until Iranian forces and Iranian-allied militias also left the country. "I want them to negotiate a fair deal with us".
"But I rely on them, it's not in our country."
The speculation that Trump and Mattis would eventually be at odds began shortly after the Defense Secretary took the oath of office.
China's ambassador to the US said Beijing has no choice but to respond to what he described as a trade war started by the U.S. The latest trade stats showing a record breaking month for Beijing and could indicate USA tariffs aren't biting much - yet.
Donald Trump didn't rule out the Saudi authorities being behind the disappearance and potential murder of Jamal Khashoggi . He went on to talk about terminating the N.A.F.T.A. deal. "We have wonderful relationships with a lot of people".
Tannehill had three turnovers in the second half of last week's 27-17 loss to the Bengals, with two of them returned for scores. The kicker didn't miss, easily splitting the uprights for the game-winner, as the Bears' recent momentum came to a halt.
But rather than hearing boos rain down from the Fenway Faithful, Price was given a standing ovation as he walked off the mound. Price worked around a pair of one-out walks in the first inning, getting out of the jam with back-to-back strikeouts.
Several elected officials expressed outrage over the violence and blamed the Proud Boys but did not critique the police response. Police say demonstrators were armed with firearms, batons and knives and one man was seen in the video dispensing pepper spray.
And given the reported tensions between Butler and some of his young teammates, it was believed the feeling was shared by Andrew. Butler requested a trade from the Wolves before the start of training camp.
But earlier reports claim it will not be enough to beat the Huawei P20 series, which was given 109 - the highest score ever. This time, these phones are back with better screens, better cameras, and a big old notch on the Pixel 3 XL .
The French weather service, Meteo France , issued a warning of flood risk for all surrounding departments for 24 hours. National emergency services spokesman Michael Bernier said 13 people had been killed and one person was still missing.
Akbar during a protest against sexual harassment in the workplace in New Delhi , India , Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. In his statement, Akbar said the allegations "are false and fabricated, spiced up by innuendo and malice ".
Vunipola brothers add to England worries
The Vunipola brothers, Mako and Billy, both limped off as did young lock Nick Isiekwe , who made his England debut previous year . England host the Springboks at Twickenham on Saturday, November 3, followed by a clash against the All Blacks a week later.
Pope defrocks two Chilean bishops for abuse of minors
On Saturday Juan Carlos Cruz, one of Karadima's victims, tweeted that it was "a good day for the survivors of these monsters". Cox has a history of sexually abusing children dating back to before his arrival as the bishop of Chillan in Chile in 1974.
Sears CEO steps in for bankruptcy financing
If Sears ends up collapsing , the obituaries will blame Internet competition for undermining the big-box department store model. Since a year ago alone, Sears has closed more than 380 of its 894 stores, down from 2,200 stores in the US and Canada in 2005.
Israeli court bars USA student for boycott campaign
Rossman-Benjamin says she hopes the letter sent to University President Mark Schlissel influenced Michigan's disciplinary action. Just as serious, she is the only one who has been asked by the Israeli authorities to renounce her criticism of Israel .
Patriots streaking, Chiefs hoping not to repeat history
Faced with a third-and-10, Brady went back to Edelman and hit the receiver for a 17-yard touchdown at 12:58 of the second quarter. He also passed former teammate Adam Vinatieri for most career wins in the regular season and playoffs combined with 227.
Princess Eugenie's Official Wedding Portraits Are Here
She underwent surgery at the Royal National Orthopedic Hospital in 2002, and had two 12 inch titanium rods placed in her back. In another gorgeous black and white image, the couple smooch in the Scottish Stage Coach that picked them up from St.