Trump says Mattis is "sort of a Democrat" when asked if he’s leaving administration

“What about General Mattis, is he going to leave?” Stahl followed up.

Trump was less forceful. “I don’t know, he hasn’t told me, but I have a very good relationship with him,” the president said.

“Do you want him to?” Stahl pressed.

“It could be that he is, I think he’s sort of a Democrat if you want to know the truth,” Trump added. “But General Mattis is a good guy, we get along very well. He may leave, I mean at some point, everybody leaves.”