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Trump slams ‘rushed’ Afghanistan withdrawal, blames ‘incompetent’ Biden

EXCLUSIVE: Former President Trump stated there has “by no means been a better embarrassment” to america than the Biden Administration’s “rushed” withdrawal of navy belongings from Afghanistan, telling Fox Information that the U.S. has “an incompetent particular person because the chief of our nation.” 

Trump, in an unique interview with Fox Information digital, mirrored on Sept. 11, 2001, calling it a “horrible day in our historical past,” however he pointed to a “horrible week in our historical past lately.” 

“To have that embarrassment to happen in Afghanistan with the identical individuals who did the harm 20 years in the past—it’s the best embarrassment within the historical past of our nation,” Trump stated. 

“There has by no means been something like this. It seems to be like we fled, and it’s all as a result of now we have an incompetent particular person because the chief of our nation,” Trump advised Fox Information. 

Trump, who brokered a take care of the Taliban as president for a Might 2021 troop withdrawal, stated this “by no means would have occurred” underneath his administration. 


“I didn’t even persist with it as a result of I needed to get out by Might 1, and once they violated situations, we bombed and did a number of issues,” Trump stated. “They adhered to 1 situation— don’t kill People or troopers.” 

Trump added: “We hadn’t misplaced a solider or an American in 18 months in Afghanistan. It was going alongside very nicely.” 

The Biden Administration eliminated all U.S. navy belongings from Afghanistan on Aug. 31, after the nation fell to the Taliban. 

“They by no means would have come wherever close to us. It wouldn’t have occurred, they wouldn’t have taken over something,” Trump stated. “They knew that in the event that they did, they’d be bombed into hell.” 

He added: “They knew that—and that’s why they by no means would have are available in to fill this vacuum.” 

FILE -- President Donald Trump gives the thumbs-up as he boards Air Force One.

FILE — President Donald Trump provides the thumbs-up as he boards Air Drive One. (AP Picture/Carolyn Kaster)

Trump stated that when the Biden Administration started drawing again U.S. forces, “we created this large open wound, a void, and the Taliban simply got here in and stuffed it, and inside 24 hours, they managed the entire nation.” 

“After I heard they had been taking the navy out, I believed, that’s inconceivable,” Trump stated. 

When requested whether or not he had phrases of consolation for Gold Star and navy households and veterans, Trump replied: “It might be simpler, and doubtless extra politically appropriate, for me to simply say, ‘hold in there,’ and simply, ‘one thing will occur.’” 

“However they need to be very indignant,” Trump stated. “They can’t really feel even a bit of bit good or optimistic, as a result of now we have an administration that doesn’t know what they’re doing.” 

Trump stated that there’s “no manner this could have ever occurred.” 

“They need to have by no means taken the navy out first—you are taking the navy out final, after all the persons are out,” Trump stated, referring to the Americans and Afghan allies left behind after the U.S. navy evacuation mission, which expired on Aug. 31. The Biden Administration has stated the mission has transitioned from a navy mission to a “diplomatic” one. 

“No man, no girl left behind,” Trump stated. “However we left, what might be, hundreds.” 

The State Division is at present engaged on a diplomatic mission to evacuate the identified Americans in Afghanistan, which they are saying is a complete of roughly 100 people, and Afghan allies. 


On Thursday, the White Home introduced the secure evacuation of People from Kabul to Qatar, and stated the Taliban was “cooperative” and have been “businesslike {and professional}” as administration officers work to evacuate People. The White Home referred to as that dialogue a “optimistic first step.” 

Reacting, Trump stated that the Biden Administration “seems to be like fools,” calling their rhetoric “unhappy and pathetic.” 

“These are the those that knocked down the World Commerce Heart. These are the individuals who have handled individuals so inhumanely, so badly,” Trump stated. “I imply, now we have been combating them for 25 years, and to assume that they’re now dependable?” 

The previous president went on to slam the Biden Administration for forsaking what he estimated was $85 billion value of navy tools. Trump predicted that the Taliban is sending any broken U.S. tools to China and Russia for restore. 

“We had super airpower, which they now have, and it isn’t even plausible,” Trump stated, questioning why the Biden Administration left U.S. plane in Afghanistan. 

Trump went on to tout the navy’s success underneath his administration in bombing and killing Iranian Gen. Qassem Soleimani, ISIS chief Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, and in destroying the ISIS caliphate. 

“I removed 100% of the ISIS caliphate, Soleimani, al Baghdadi,” Trump stated. “Everyone gone.” 

Requested about his administration’s success in brokering the Abraham Accords, the peace settlement between Israel and the United Arab Emirates that normalized relations, Trump replied: “We might have had peace within the Center East.” 

“However the U.S. seems to be like a bunch of fools proper now. We seem like we surrendered,” he stated. “We seem like we ran.” 

Trying to the longer term, Trump stated that america has to “transfer ahead.” 

“We have now no alternative—now we have to do what now we have to do,” Trump stated. “We’re an embarrassed nation, and we’ve by no means had something like this.” 

He added: “We’re not revered anymore….We’re disrespected all around the world.” 

“I can’t let you know how critical that’s,” Trump stated. 


In the meantime, as for his plans on 9/11, Trump stated he could be touring to Manhattan. 

“It is rather miserable,” Trump stated. “This was alleged to be a day of victory.” 

“Now it’s a day of embarrassment,” he continued. “How do you might have this occur?” 

Trump added: “I feel Biden rushed it to attempt to declare victory, and now, he seems to be like a idiot.” 


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