Former President Donald Trump is speaking up about the way President Biden pulled out of Afghanistan, and he’s saying what Americans everywhere feel.
In an interview with Fox News, Trump accused the Biden administration of intentionally trying to move on from the withdrawal and its ongoing aftermath.
“They don’t talk about it anymore. They don’t talk about it, purposely,” said Trump. “It was so bad that it was killing him. Two, three days after it ended, they stopped even mentioning it.”
“What they did with the so-called withdrawal, which was really a surrender, what they did, it was the most embarrassing, horrible thing, and I don’t know that we ever psychologically recover from that,” Trump added.
“Trump, during his administration, brokered a deal with the Taliban for a May 2021 troop withdrawal,” according to Fox News.
“Don’t forget, I’m the one that brought it down to 2,500 troops,” said Trump. “I would have been out too, but we would have been out with strength. We would have come out with strength.”
“Trump said that even while he planned to eventually withdraw from Afghanistan, he would have maintained hold over the Parwan Detention Facility—a military prison at the Bagram Air Base,” Fox News reported.
“We would have gotten all the people out, we would have brought all of our equipment out, we wouldn’t have had dead soldiers, we wouldn’t have soldiers missing arms and legs—because people don’t even talk about that—we lost 13, but we have many that have been gravely wounded. None of that would have happened,” said Trump. “It was time to get out, but the way he got out was such a disaster.”
Trump said that he holds “the generals responsible because they should have never allowed that to happen.”
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