John Kerry Slams Trump for McGurk Tweet: ‘Pathetic’ and ‘Demoralizing to Public Servants Everywhere’


Former Secretary of State John Kerry blasted President Donald Trump on Monday morning, calling attacks leveled against Brett McGurk by the president “pathetic” and “demoralizing to public servants everywhere.”

“Pathetic that the president would defame a public servant who joined the Bush Administration and stayed on the last two years to help Iraq & defeat ISIL,” Kerry wrote. “Demoralizing to public servants everywhere. [Trump] is not a fraction of the person or patriot that [McGurk] is.”

Following days of constant headlines bashing his decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria and Afghanistan, and the subsequent turmoil ushered into an already chaotic White House,  Trump lashed out at McGurk — the U.S. envoy to the international coalition fighting ISIS — and all of his “sympathizers.”

Kerry, a frequent critic of the president’s foreign policy decisions, took aim at the personal attacks hurled by Trump and slammed him for smearing the diplomat.

McGurk announced he would be resigning following Trump’s decision to withdraw troops — a move by the president that came against the advice of the Pentagon and countless other foreign policy experts.

His departure closely follows that of Defense Secretary James Mattis, who also resigned on principle after Trump’s impulsive action and crafted a striking rebuke of the president’s isolationist world view in his letter of resignation.

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