Brett McGurk (@brett_mcgurk )

Brett McGurk

Bio Payne Distinguished Lecturer @Stanford. Foreign Affairs Analyst @NBCNews/@MSNBC. Former Presidential Envoy. Served under Bush, Obama, Trump. Dad. @CarnegieMEC.
Location Palo Alto, CA
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Account created 01-04-2013 16:23:07
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iPhone : This is an excellent statement from Joe Biden on the Israel-UAE announcement today. These contacts began across administrations. It’s a welcome and historic development, warranting bipartisan endorsement.

Twitter Web App : Historic decision today from #UAE and #Israel to fully normalize relations. Contacts have been ongoing for years. It takes guts to make this final step. Diplomacy works.

iPhone : More background on this interview below. If anyone believes Trump has a coherent thought let alone policy on a most complex matter like China, just read what he actually says (typically contrary to what his advisors say).👇 twitter.com/betsy_klein/st… twitter.com/betsy_klein/st…

iPhone : Asked about China’s detention of pro-democracy leaders in Hong Kong, Trump says nothing about human rights or democracy. He says HK is a part of China and was taking value away from the NY Stock Exchange.👇

iPhone : Six years ago today, ISIS terrorists massacred hundreds of Sunni Arab tribesman in eastern Syria, a pattern of killing who contested them. Many survivors from the Shaitat tribe later joined the campaign to help liberate their hometowns. May the victims of this atrocity RIP. 🙏🏻 twitter.com/OIRSpox/status…

iPhone : Lavrov wouldn’t know about a bounty program let alone have any influence over its operations. That’s not how the Russian system works. The warning must come from Trump to Putin or it’s useles. But Trump still calls this threat to US troops a hoax. Awful. twitter.com/ewong/status/1…

Twitter Web App : Nearly 24 hours later, Esper confirms there is no evidence of "an attack" in Beirut as Trump told the world. This issue-after-issue divergence between a POTUS and SECDEF (the chain-of-command) is unprecedented and troubling. twitter.com/spettypi/statu…

iPhone : DOD needs to be on the record here. Trump told the world “it was a bomb of some kind,” attributing information to “our great generals.” Anonymous clarifications won’t cut it. twitter.com/cnnpolitics/st… twitter.com/CNNPolitics/st…

iPhone : It’s wildly irresponsible for a president to stand at the WH podium and spitball about an international incident like this as hundreds of casualties are still missing or being treated. DOD should clean this up tonight.

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Twitter Web App : The United States should immediately offer its assistance to the people of #Lebanon after this horrific explosion. From medical assistance to heavy machinery. People may still be trapped. We have resources. Need to help. #BeirutBlast #beirutexplosion twitter.com/nytimes/status…

Twitter Web App : Six years ago today, #ISIS began its genocidal campaign against #Yazidis, massacring the men and kidnapping women and children, 1000s of whom are still missing. Justice will not be done until they are found and ALL involved in this atrocity are held to account. #YazidiGenocide

iPhone : Six years ago today, #ISIS began its genocidal campaign against #Yazidis, massacring the men and kidnapping women and children, 1000s of whom are still missing. Justice will not be done until they are found and ALL involved in this atrocity are held to account. #YazidiGenocide

iPhone : The Secretary of Defense, Vice Chairman of the Joint Chiefs, and EUCOM head spend 30 minutes arguing Germany troop reductions are strategic.

Trump literally right after: "We're reducing the force because they're not paying their bills. It's very simple, they're delinquent."

iPhone : 2. Trump’s former Special Presidential Envoy Brett McGurk said in this article:

Trump’s failure to raise with Putin “makes whatever Pompeo may have said irrelevant, as the Russians dismiss anything Americans officials say if not backed from the top.”

justsecurity.org/71279/trump-pu…

iPhone : This comes on the same day Trump excuses Russia’s arming the Taliban to fight American troops because “we supplied weapons when they were fighting Russia.” So excuse Russia for imperiling US troops and then spite one of our closest allies. Unreal. twitter.com/LucasFoxNews/s…

iPhone : Trump spoke with Erdogan on July 14. He spoke with Putin and MbS on July 23. But he can’t say when he last saw his National Security Advisor? 🤔
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Twitter Web App : Another Beatle was Jihadi John (Mohammed Emwazi) killed in a 15 airstrike in Raqqa. I later visited the spot to memorialize his many victims, including Jim and Steven. If we can turn Emwazi into a divot on a sidewalk in Raqqa then we can put his co-conspirators on trial.

Twitter Web App : Trump rightly highlighted Kayla and her wonderful family in his State of the Union address earlier this year. Here's an opportunity for him to do something about it. twitter.com/brett_mcgurk/s…