President Donald Trump completely rejected the importance of the resignation of Brett McGurk, the presidential ambassador of the coalition against the Islamic State, on Saturday. The president called it a "nothing" event from a "grandstander".
McGurk told the administration on Friday that he is leaving December 31st. The announcement came one day after Defense Secretary Jim Mattis also announced his resignation after the war, the President's sudden decision to pull all American troops out of Syria.
McGurk, who wanted to retire in mid-February, resigned in protest at Trump's decision. Earlier this month, he called for the decision to "depose" Syrian troops ruthlessly in the fight against ISIS, and worried about giving up long-time allies in the region, especially the Kurds, CNN reported.
"The recent decision of the President came" This was a shock and a complete reversal of the policy that has been formulated for us, "McGurk said in an e-mail to his colleagues, the New York Times reported Confused and confused our combatants, I concluded that I could not carry out these new instructions and maintain my integrity. "
Trump wrote that he" did not know McGurk "and that the" fake news "was a" big problem "Nothing happened." Trump's insult "Grandstander" resembled an ugly but dirty argument with former FBI director James Comey, whom Trump also called "Grandstander" ̵
– Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 23, 2018
Indeed, McGurk's high-ranking resignation warns, and the angry warnings of Trump's decision are a "big deal" to international observers and Middle Eastern experts. McGurk is an experienced professional with a deep understanding of ISIS and its role in the Middle East. McGurk is widely credited with working with the regional coalition to halve ISIS-controlled territory when Trump, according to the Times, took office.
Now ISIS has only 1 percent of the territory that held it at the peak of its position. This prompted Trump earlier this month to declare that IS was "defeated" in Syria. However, experts have warned that the job is not completed, and if ISIS has more leeway, it can become a major force in the region and around the world.
McGurk's predecessor, General John Allen, told the Times, US Secretary of State McGurk and Mattis' withdrawals from the government "will make us less secure in a moment when this president is unwilling to give his best advice To accept or not understand leaders. "
" Your Favorite President, " and said that anyone else who brought troops home would be considered the "most popular hero in America". Instead, he complained that he was being picked up by the media.
Mattis "His letter of resignation dealt with Trump's involvement in several issues, one of which was the importance of strong international alliances."
To effectively use this role without maintaining strong alliances and showing respect for these allies, Mattis wrote.