If you want proof that Donald Trump is a fit leader, look no further than his Secretary of Defense, James Mattis.

Earlier today, Vladimir Putin requested that the United States military and NATO should begin sharing intelligence and working with the Russian troops. Mattis said NO FREAKING WAY!

In a strong show of support to our long-time NATO allies, Mattis told reporters,

“We are not in a position right now to collaborate on a military level. But our political leaders will engage and try to find common ground.”

So THIS was the plan. Wait for Putin to come asking us for help, then tell them “first you gotta do something for us.” Secretary Mattis really is the military genius we were promised he would be.

See, I would LOVE to work with Russia to help tackle terrorism, but we are not there just yet. Trust is earned, not given, and Putin has to show some real effort before we do ANYTHING for them.

The Kremlin released this statement last night,

“It’s in the general interest to establish a dialogue with the special services of the United States and other member countries of NATO. We need to establish cooperation at a new level in the antiterrorist sphere with foreign partners.”

So, yes Russia WILL be getting their “dialogue” they requested but NOTHING else until they give us a good reason. God bless American and God bless Jim Mattis!