A group of wealthy donors is preparing to draft retired Marine Gen. James “Mad Dog” Mattis to run for president and taken down Donald Trump, according to reports.
Nearly a dozen donors are willing to throw their resources behind the former head of U.S. Central Command. The group has delivered six memos to Mattis outlining how he could win the race in the hope that it will encourage him to run, the Daily Beast reported.
The game plan would be for Mattis to win enough states to keep Trump and Hillary Clinton from getting the 270 electoral votes needed to win the presidency. The House would then pick the president, and supporters believe lawmakers would support a former general widely seen as an American hero.
A “Gen. James Mattis for President 2016” unofficial Facebook page has more than 4,000 likes.