President Trump during a ceremony for the criminal justice reform legislation in the Oval Office on Friday. (Associated Press)
President Trump on Saturday night, reacted to the resignation of Brett McGurk, the U.S. envoy for the global coalition to defeat the Islamic state group (ISIS), while also offering a new answer to the departure of his Minister of defense, James Mattis.
Trump took to say social media, he would be fulfilled, nor ordered McGurk, while also suggesting that the official was a “Grand Stander.”
“Brett McGurk, I don’t know, was appointed by President Obama in 2015. Was actually left in February, but he appeared to leave in front of you. Grand Stander?” Trump tweeted. “The Fake News is making such a big deal about this nothing!”
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McGurk tendered his resignation following Trump’s decision to pull U.S. troops out of Syria, Fox News confirmed earlier on Saturday.
U.S. officials said this week that the Trump administration was to make the plans, pulling out all the 2000 troops from Syria.
In his notice Minister Mike Pompeo, McGurk letter on the outside said that ISIS was on the run, but was not yet defeated and the U.S. military has not completed the work in Syria, the Associated Press reported.
“If anyone but your favorite President, Donald J. Trump, announced that after the decimation of ISIS in Syria, we were to bring our troops home (happy & healthy), would this person is the most popular hero in America,” Trump continued on Twitter Saturday. “With me, hard, instead of the Fake messages in the media. Crazy!”
BRETT MCGURK, THE U.S. ENVOY TO ANTI-ISIS COALITION, OCCURS IN A RESULT OF TRUMP TO PULL DECISION-TROOPS FROM SYRIA
Fox News confirmed that the McGurk submitted his resignation letter on Friday, just a day after Mattis.
Trump revealed on Thursday that Mattis would be a “before retirement, with the difference that at the end of February” as the head of the Ministry of defence. The President went on to praise the “tremendous progress” made during Mattis’ time in the role, and added that he would “be a great help for me in getting allies and other countries to pay their share of military duty.”
However, on Saturday, Trump took a slightly different path, he says, that he had given Mattis “a second chance” if offered him the position of defense Minister.
“If President Obama ingloriously Jim Mattis, fired I gave him a second chance,” Trump tweeted. “Some people thought I shouldn’t, I thought I should. Interesting relationship-but I also kept all of the resources that he never really had. Allies are very important-but not if you take advantage of the United States”
Trump may not have said in reference to a 2013 report of foreign policy that Mattis was informed of his overthrow by the Obama administration as head of the U.S. Central Command, to aide-de-camp handed him a note on the Pentagon called, his successor. Mattis had succeeded David Petreaus in the role.
MINISTER OF DEFENSE JAMES MATTIS TO RETIRE AT THE END OF FEBRUARY, TRUMP SAYS
In Mattis’ resignation letter to trump, the former Marine Corps is widely acknowledged that a strong nation is based on a “comprehensive” network of alliances, and the “firm and clear” in the approach to countries with strategic differences, citing China and Russia.
“Because you have the right to have a Secretary of defense whose views aligned better with you-on this and other topics, I think it is the right thing for me is wrote to the resignation of my office”, Mattis.
Sources told Fox News this week, Mattis’ resignation “as a protest” against the President of the national security policy.
Fox News’ Adam Shaw, Gregg Re, and The Associated Press contributed to this report.