Trump rips 'Little Bob Corker,' US envoy McGurk over Iran deal

President TrumpDonald John TrumpBill Kristol resurfaces video of Pence calling Obama executive action on immigration a 'profound mistake' ACLU says planned national emergency declaration is 'clear abuse of presidential power' O'Rourke says he'd 'absolutely' take down border wall near El Paso if he could MORE on Monday attacked outgoing Sen. Bob CorkerRobert (Bob) Phillips CorkerSasse’s jabs at Trump spark talk of primary challenger RNC votes to give Trump 'undivided support' ahead of 2020 Sen. Risch has unique chance to guide Trump on foreign policy MORE (R-Tenn.) and Brett McGurk, the envoy to the coalition fighting the Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS), over the Iran nuclear deal.

Trump wrote in a tweet that McGurk, who announced his resignation on Saturday, "was responsible for loading up airplanes with 1.8 Billion Dollars in CASH" and sending it to Iran as part of the nuclear deal "approved by Little Bob Corker."


"For all of the sympathizers out there of Brett McGurk remember, he was the Obama appointee who was responsible for loading up airplanes with 1.8 Billion Dollars in CASH & sending it to Iran as part of the horrific Iran Nuclear Deal (now terminated) approved by Little Bob Corker," Trump tweeted. 

McGurk previously led a U.S. delegation that negotiated with Iran over the release of Americans detained in the country, according to The Wall Street Journal. Those negotiations led to a settlement in which the U.S. awarded $1.7 billion to Iran. 

The settlement was reached more than a year after the U.S. and Iran agreed to the nuclear deal, which lifted sanctions on Iran in exchange for limits on its nuclear program. Trump earlier this year withdrew from that agreement.

McGurk first served under former President George W. Bush and stayed in the administration under former President Obama.

McGurk, who was scheduled to leave his envoy position in February, instead resigned on Saturday, reportedly in protest over Trump's plan to withdraw U.S. troops from Syria. That decision also prompted the resignation of Defense Secretary James MattisJames Norman MattisOvernight Defense: Trump to sign funding deal, declare national emergency | Shanahan says allies will be consulted on Afghanistan | Dem demands Khashoggi documents Does ‘limited war’ mean limited risks for aggressors? US-led coalition says it struck Syrian mosque used by ISIS MORE.

Trump wrote in a tweet Saturday that he doesn't know McGurk and accused him of grandstanding. 

Trump has also revived his feud with Corker in recent days.

After Corker said Sunday on CNN's "State of the Union" that Trump was to blame for the current partial government shutdown, Trump wrote on Twitter that Corker decided not to run for reelection this year because his poll numbers "tanked" when Trump didn't endorse him. 

"Senator Bob Corker just stated that, 'I’m so priveledged [sic] to serve in the Senate for twelve years, and that’s what I told the people of our state that’s what I’d do, serve for two terms,' " Trump tweeted. "But that is Not True - wanted to run but poll numbers TANKED when I wouldn’t endorse him." 

Updated at 11:49 a.m.