Former Defense Secretary Jim Mattis fired back at his former boss at the Alfred E. Smith dinner on Thursday night.
“I’m not just an overrated general. I’m the world’s greatest overrated general,” joked Mattis, who received a standing ovation as he stepped to the dais. “I’m honored to be called that by Donald Trump, because he also called Meryl Streep an overrated actor. So I guess I’m the Meryl Streep of generals.”
Mattis had said that his silence about the president wouldn’t be forever, after he was criticized by Trump as the “world’s most overrated general.”
He even mentioned Trump’s infamous deferment of military service in Vietnam.
“I earned my spurs on the battlefield; Donald Trump earned his spurs in a letter from a doctor,” Mattis said.
There’s more jabs here: