Secretary of Defense James Mattis on Friday said that in 2018 he will be creating concerns for others rather than having them himself.
Mattis was speaking to reporters at the Pentagon in the afternoon when one of them asked what Mattis' top concern for the year would be. Mattis, however, turned the question around.
"I don't have concerns. I create them," Mattis said, according to multiple reports.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis talked to reporters at the Pentagon this afternoon. Asked his biggest military concern in 2018, he responded: "I don’t have concerns. I create them"
— Marcus Weisgerber (@MarcusReports) January 5, 2018
This is not the first time Mattis has opted to make such a question about America's enemies. Last year he was asked what keeps him up at night, and he said, "Nothing, I keep other people awake at night."