SARAH K. BURRIS |RAWSTORY|AIWA! NO! !RECENT New York Times report revealed that President Donald Trump didn’t seem to comprehend the resignation letter sent by Defense Secretary James Mattis this week.

Trump allegedly read the letter before praising the secretary’s work and dedication to the United States, but once cable news began reporting the letter’s contents, he turned to rage.

It’s lead many pundits and activists online to wonder if the president was smart enough to understand what Mattis was saying in his two-page letter.

CNN White House correspondent Kaitlan Collins was among the first to comment it seemed Trump didn’t really read the letter.

“The more you read Mattis’s resignation letter, the clearer it becomes that Trump had not read it before he sent his tweet,” she tweeted Thursday.

Kaitlan Collins@kaitlancollins

The more you read Mattis’s resignation letter, the clearer it becomes that Trump had not read it before he sent his tweet.31.6K3:17 AM – Dec 21, 2018Twitter Ads info and privacy7,049 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy

“Trump is clearly kicking Mattis out early because he’s just now realizing that Mattis’s resignation letter was a rebuke of his Presidency,” tweeted draft Beto chief Nate Lerner. “It took him 3 days to figure that out.”

Nate Lerner@NathanLerner

Trump is clearly kicking Mattis out early because he’s just now realizing that Mattis’s resignation letter was a rebuke of his Presidency.

It took him 3 days to figure that out.3,8705:43 PM – Dec 23, 2018Twitter Ads info and privacy1,262 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy

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LOLGOP@LOLGOP

Mattis cleverly concealed his critiques of Trump for several days by encrypting them in complete sentences.Mark Dubowitz@mdubowitzAmazing. “One aide said although Trump had already seen the resignation letter when he praised Mattis, the president did not understand just how forceful a rejection of his strategy Mattis had issued.” https://www.nytimes.com/2018/12/23/us/politics/trump-mattis.html …8616:06 PM – Dec 23, 2018Twitter Ads info and privacy274 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy

Vera Bergengruen@VeraMBergen

Trump, who at first did not seem to realize the rebuke in Mattis’ resignation letter, is now pushing the defense secretary out two months before his departure dateDonald J. Trump@realDonaldTrumpI am pleased to announce that our very talented Deputy Secretary of Defense, Patrick Shanahan, will assume the title of Acting Secretary of Defense starting January 1, 2019. Patrick has a long list of accomplishments while serving as Deputy, & previously Boeing. He will be great!1604:55 PM – Dec 23, 2018Twitter Ads info and privacy78 people are talking about thisTwitter Ads info and privacy

Dianna Donnelly@FinallyInspiredReplying to @RawStory

He. Can’t. Read.257:13 PM – Dec 23, 2018Twitter Ads info and privacySee Dianna Donnelly’s other TweetsTwitter Ads info and privacy

LUIS@l_garr13Replying to @RawStory

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He can’t comprehend adult writing… He needs pictures!!!117:14 PM – Dec 23, 2018Twitter Ads info and privacySee LUIS’s other TweetsTwitter Ads info and privacy

Raw Story@RawStory · 45m

Trump claimed he read James Mattis’ resignation letter — but didn’t know it was critical of him until he saw it on TV: report https://www.rawstory.com/2018/12/trump-claimed-read-james-mattis-resignation-letter-didnt-know-critical-saw-tv-report/#.XB_dlUG0bQo.twitter …Trump claimed he read James Mattis’ resignation letter — but didn’t know it was critical of him…A bombshell report in the New York Times that details the split between President Donald Trump and Defense Secretary James Mattis, who was once one of his closest advisers. “One aide said that…rawstory.com

mona berrier@BerrierMona

Reading and comprehension

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