President Donald Trump on Saturday said he didn't know Brett McGurk, the top US official leading the fight against the Islamic State group, and called him a "grandstander" for resigning over Trump's decision to withdraw troops from Syria.
"Brett McGurk, who I do not know, was appointed by President Obama in 2015," Trump tweeted.
The Fake News is making such a big deal about this nothing event!".
McGurk, who served as the special presidential envoy to the 79-nation Global Coalition to Defeat ISIS, was indeed set to retire in February.
Read more: Top US official leading fight against ISIS resigns with scathing letter calling Trump's Syria troop withdrawal a 'complete reversal' of US policy.
But in another tweet on Saturday night, Trump accused the media of unfairly criticizing him over the Syria decision.
"Interesting relationship-but I also gave all of the resources that he never really had," Trump tweeted. »