Neighbors confirm Mattis keeps them awake at night
WASHINGTON — The next-door neighbors of Defense Secretary Jim Mattis have confirmed that he has kept them awake almost every single night since he moved in.
Mattis has been leaving his backyard spotlight on all night, mowing his lawn at odd hours, and most recently was found to be blasting Motörhead after 2 a.m., according to neighborhood sources. Neighbors say that soon after Mattis moved in, they have often been kept awake by the retired general's nocturnal activities.
In a recent interview, the 66-year-old seemed proud of not allowing anyone around him to sleep. "I keep people awake at night," Mattis said, adding that he recently purchased a new drum kit that he's been practicing on in his garage every day of this past week after midnight.
Residents of the affluent northwest Washington neighborhood include a number of congressmen, a Supreme Court Justice, former President Obama, and Ivanka Trump and her husband Jared Kushner. Many told reporters that they appreciate Mattis’ service bu…
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