Secretary of State Antony Blinken has been going around claiming that Donald Trump didn’t leave President Biden an exit plan for getting out of Afghanistan.
It turns out, that was a total fabrication.
On September 23, Kash Patel, former chief of staff to Acting Secretary of Defense Christopher Miller, addressed if those claims from Blinken were true.
“No, absolutely not,” it is NOT true that Trump didn’t leave an exit plan, Patel asserted when asked.
He then went on to criticize Blinken for playing “politics with the national security apparatus of the United States.”
“We actually did not leave them a deadline,” Patel said. “It was a negotiation between the U.S. government, the Taliban, and the Afghans. And if that date was not to work for this incoming administration, they could have moved it. But what they chose to do was break the entire agreement. And then they thought, since the adults were back in Washington, D.C., and Blinken and Biden were leading the charge, the world will just fall into place for them. And they blew it in Afghanistan. So I think their credibility’s shot when it comes to everything Afghanistan.”
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