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People Are Shook By What The Defense Secretary Said When Asked "What Keeps Him Awake"

"Guns carry Mattis for protection."

Posted on May 28, 2017, at 1:30 p.m. ET

Secretary of Defense James Mattis was on Face the Nation Sunday with host John Dickerson. After discussing President Trump's stance on the Paris Agreement, Mattis was asked: "What keeps you awake at night?"

Q: What keeps you awake at night? Sec. of Defense Mattis: Nothing, I keep other people awake at night

"Nothing," he replied. "I keep other people awake at night."

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A lottttttt of people were shook by the answer. "Guns carry Mattis for protection," said this person.

@FaceTheNation @redsteeze Guns carry Mattis for protection.

"MATTIS: I am the one who knocks."

MATTIS: I am the one who knocks. https://t.co/HP0Tmr7YKc

He was called a "national treasure"...

This answer, right here, is why SecDef Mattis is a national treasure.

...and categorized as a badass.

Ass Category: Bad https://t.co/Z2W2BfYdIn

Spoken like a true badass!!!! https://t.co/4KM0EQG293

Other people were less fond of the the tough talk.

That was cute, until you think about all the civilian casualties from his drone strikes https://t.co/StMngDWeFO

Some people don't take pride in imitating bad movie villains, "Mad Dog" https://t.co/zDmi4z5LDC

And some were just in it for the meme.

Oh, that's gonna be a good Facebook meme https://t.co/qObi7cflNy

In his interview, Mattis also discussed threats posed by North Korea, Russia, and ISIS. You can check out the full interview here.

Sweet dreams, everyone.

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A BuzzFeed News investigation, in partnership with the International Consortium of Investigative Journalists, based on thousands of documents the government didn't want you to see.