Trump calls for withdrawal from Afghanistan “the greatest embarrassment in our history”


In an interview with Fox News host Sean Hanity on Tuesday, former President Donald Trump labeled the Biden administration’s response to the US withdrawal from Afghanistan as “the greatest embarrassment in our history.” ..

“I haven’t been so humiliated in our country so far. I don’t know if we call it military defeat or psychological defeat,” Trump said. Told.

Criticizing President Biden, Mr. Trump said the United States needs a “respected president.”

The comment is in the midst of a chaotic withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan, with Taliban fighters now dominating the country. Biden said he had “inherited” Trump’s negotiated withdrawal arrangement, but said he supported the withdrawal.

“I inherited the deal President Trump had negotiated with the Taliban. Under his agreement, the U.S. military will leave Afghanistan by May 1, 2021, just over three months after I took office. Let’s do it, “said Biden. Said on Monday. (The Biden administration extended the deadline to September.)

Trump administration Mediated the transaction Between the Afghan government and the Taliban in February 2020 Final withdrawal Of the US military from Afghanistan. When asked about the deal, Trump claimed to have threatened to attack the village of Taliban leader Mura Baladar if “something wrong” happened to the Americans during the withdrawal of the army.

“I told him in advance … If something bad happened to the Americans … We will attack you with a force that no country has ever attacked,” Trump said. Said. “And your village-and we know where it is, and I named it-will be the first: the first bomb will be dropped right there.”

But Trump also criticized the United States’ involvement in the Middle East over the last two decades.

“I know the Bush family won’t be happy, but when I decided to go to the Middle East, I think it was the worst decision in the history of our country.” Trump said.. “It turned out to be quicksand. And do you think it’s better now than it was 20 or 21 years ago? It’s much worse.”

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