In a statement today, former President Trump compared President Joe Biden’s botched Afghanistan withdraw with the defeat of ISIS during his presidency.
Trump opined, “Joe Biden gets it wrong every time on foreign policy, and many other issues. Everyone knew he couldn’t handle the pressure. Even Obama’s Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, said as much.”
“He ran out of Afghanistan instead of following the plan our Administration left for him—a plan that protected our people and our property, and ensured the Taliban would never dream of taking our Embassy or providing a base for new attacks against America,” Trump explained.
The statement, which was made through Trump’s Save America PAC continued, “The withdrawal would be guided by facts on the ground. After I took out ISIS, I established a credible deterrent. That deterrent is now gone. The Taliban no longer has fear or respect for America, or America’s power.”
“What a disgrace it will be when the Taliban raises their flag over America’s Embassy in Kabul. This is complete failure through weakness, incompetence, and total strategic incoherence,” the statement concluded.
NEW!— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) August 14, 2021
President Donald J. Trump:
"Joe Biden gets it wrong every time on foreign policy, and many other issues. Everyone knew he couldn’t handle the pressure. Even Obama’s Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, said as much. pic.twitter.com/eAmBVRD59I
Tonight’s statement comes after a reported short emailed statement made by the former president yesterday where he asked, “Do you miss me yet?”
“Tragic mess in Afghanistan, a completely open and broken Border, crime at record levels, oil prices through the roof, inflation rising, and taken advantage of by the entire world,” Trump added in that statement.
Biden attempted to blame Trump for the Afghanistan situation in a statement of his own today where he claimed it was because he had cut a deal with them.
In the statement, Biden said that the deal left the Taliban “in the strongest position militarily since 2001,” pulling 2,500 troops before he left office and imposing a May 1, 2021 deadline for withdrawing U.S. forces.
“When I became President, I faced a choice—follow through on the deal, with a brief extension to get our Forces and our allies’ Forces out safely, or ramp up our presence and send more American troops to fight once again in another country’s civil conflict,” Biden asserted.
Republican Congressional candidate Teddy Daniels expressed his displeasure with the takeover by the Taliban forces as he shared Trump’s statement and explained, “I fought & bled there. Thanks for turning everything back over to them Joe! Disgrace.”
I fought & bled there. Thanks for turning everything back over to them Joe! Disgrace pic.twitter.com/dgEvgHxEHu— Teddy Daniels for Congress (@DanielsCongress) August 15, 2021
It would seem unlikely that if Trump were still in charge, however, that he would continue along the same path if faced with the current situation.
Biden is reportedly reversing course now some, finally and plans to send 5,000 troops into Afghanistan, although they will only be there to help U.S. and allied personnel, as well as Afghans who helped U.S. troops and other vulnerable people, safely evacuate.
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