Mattis jokes to Bolton: ‘I heard you’re actually the devil incarnate’

The two laughed as they entered the Pentagon for their first official meeting. (Screengrab)

US Defense Secretary James Mattis was caught on camera joking with incoming National Security Advisor John Bolton during their first meeting Thursday.

Bolton, a former ambassador to the United Nations, is known for a bombastic style.

“Ambassador Bolton, so good to see you. Thanks for coming and it’s good to finally meet you. I heard that you’re actually the devil incarnate and I wanted to meet you,” Mattis said.

The two laughed as they entered the Pentagon for their first official meeting.

Bolton replaces H.R. McMaster, a three-star general who had increasingly clashed with US President Donald Trump.
 

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