Former President Donald Trump has been on the attack over President Joe Biden’s handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal that allowed the Taliban to seize power in just days.
On Monday, the former president issued a sharp statement asking who Biden will surrender to next.
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“First Joe Biden surrendered to COVID and it has come roaring back,” Trump began. “Then he surrendered to the Taliban, who has quickly overtaken Afghanistan and destroyed confidence in American power and influence.”
Trump also took the opportunity to land a blow on Biden for not addressing the American public as the chaos unfolded, saying someone should question him, “if they can find him.”
The statement continued, “the outcome in Afghanistan, including the withdrawal, would have been totally different if the Trump administration had been in charge. Who or what will Joe Biden surrender to next? Someone should ask him, if they can find him.”
Trump’s administration had previously negotiated terms of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan which would have happened by May 1. The Biden administration moved things up, saying that it would happen by September 11. The US has had a presence in Afghanistan for nearly 20 years.
Biden has blamed the catastrophe on Trump, saying in a statement that “when I became President, I faced a choice — follow through on the deal, with a brief extension to get our forces and our allies’ forces out safely, or ramp up our presence and send more American troops to fight once again in another country’s civil conflict.”
“One more year, or five more years, of U.S. military presence would not have made a difference if the Afghan military cannot or will not hold its own country,” Biden added. “And an endless American presence in the middle of another country’s civil conflict was not acceptable to me.”
On Sunday, in another statement, Trump called on Biden to “resign in disgrace.”
“It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen to Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy,” the former president wrote.