Part of it included displaying snakes and then drinking their blood. Afterward, on the plane to Vietnam, Mattis talked to the media. Here’s the exchange between Mattis and a traveling reporter:
Q: I think your security guys were about to jump out and take the snake.
SEC. MATTIS: Is that right? . . . .The snakes -- you see them tire them out, and then grab them, you know, the way they were flipping them around. And the snake gets tired very, very quickly. So, anyway.
President Donald Trump hit back at House Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Thursday with a letter saying he was "sorry to inform" her that her trip to Brussels, Belgium and Afghanistan would be canceled due to the government shutdown, just one day after Pelosi proposed cancelling the State of the Union address for similar reasons.
Marine Corps drill instructor R. Lee Ermey in his iconic role in 'Full Metal Jacket' (Warner Bros.)
Retired Marine Staff Sgt. R. Lee Ermey, the legendary Marine drill instructor turned iconic Full Metal Jacket actor who died last year, will be formally laid to rest with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery at 10 a.m. on Jan. 18, according to the cemetery's web site.