James Mattis: ‘We Seem To Have Forgotten That Governance Takes Unity’ | NBC News

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At a Washington Post forum, former Defense Secretary James Mattis commented on the state of national unity, saying “I'm less concerned right now with foreign enemies than I am with what we're doing to ourselves". » Subscribe to NBC News: http://nbcnews.to/SubscribeToNBC » Watch more NBC video: h...



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I'M convinced now, if we would spend more time understanding each other spending time really understanding each other. We can then find common ground to address problems that we define together and i think, that's necessary because we've got to stop scorching each other with this idea that we can tear our own country apart. But somehow this great big experiment we call america will survive. No, it ...
will not if we don't get together. I mean i understand. If we were running for election david i'd say: i'm smart, you're, dumb. It'S not real pretty, but okay and you turn around say i'm right, you're wrong, that it's okay elections and they don't have to be civil either iwelcome to democracy. But when the election is over, it's time to roll up our sleeves and work together, and we seem to have forgotten that governance takes unity. Elections are about division, governance and about unity, and if we start the unifying by understanding each other's point of view. Instead of calling people names or enemies of the state or terrorists or anything else, then i think we can start putting it back together, but i'd be very alarmed. I'M less concerned right now with foreign enemies than i am with what we're doing to ourselves. Hey see news viewers thanks for checking out our youtube channel subscribe by clicking on that button down here and click on anyof the videos over here to watch.

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