During an Iowa rally on Saturday, former President Donald Trump had some harsh words for General Mark Milley for leaving tens of billions of dollars in U.S. military equipment behind in Afghanistan in August.
Trump said that Milley told him while he was president that it was “cheaper to leave the equipment than it is to take it.”
“I said, ‘Now wait a minute,’ especially being in the construction business – ‘You mean we have a 50 million dollar plane, all it needs is a tank of gas and a pilot,’” Trump stated. “We could have flown over 200 pilots, taken everything out, but we didn’t have to worry because the Taliban listened to me.”
Trump said he told Milley he wanted everything out of the country, “including the hangars.” But he was certain that when Milley told Biden to leave the equipment behind, Biden went along with it instead of objecting.
“So, our enemy of many years has all of that, and it’s a shame. It’s a shame. To see what happened to our country, it’s a shame,” Trump said. And by all accounts, most Americans–even Democrats–agree with him.
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