Former President Donald Trump took an opportunity on Monday to throw a massive haymaker at President Joe Biden over his failed policies, not allowing the COVID-19 mess, nor the disaster unfolding in Afghanistan to go to waste.
“First Joe Biden surrendered to COVID and it has come roaring back. Then he surrendered to the Taliban, who has quickly overtaken Afghanistan and destroyed confidence in American power and influence,” Trump went on to say in a statement that was published and pushed out by his Save America PAC.
“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,” the former president continued.
It’s pretty easy to see that if Trump were indeed still in the White House, the likelihood this crap happening right now in Afghanistan would not be happening. But this is the result to be expected when you have a man who may not be fit for duty calling the shots.
Taliban insurgents made their way into Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul on Sunday and seized control. Many people, including Afghan President Ashraf Ghani, fled in the days before, fearing of their lives.
“Can anyone even imagine taking out our Military before evacuating civilians and others who have been good to our Country and who should be allowed to seek refuge?” Trump went on to say. “In addition, these people left topflight and highly sophisticated equipment. Who can believe such incompetence? Under my Administration, all civilians and equipment would have been removed.”
On Sunday, Trump called on Biden to “resign in disgrace” over the rapid collapse of the U.S.-backed Afghan government following the pullout of American troops.
“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,” Trump proclaimed in the short statement. “It shouldn’t be a big deal, because he wasn’t elected legitimately in the first place!”
Reuters reported Monday that desperate scenes played out at Kabul’s international airport as thousands rushed to exit Afghanistan after Taliban fighters took control of the capital. At least five people were killed as people tried to forcibly enter planes leaving the country.
Trump put out another statement on Friday as the list of problems that continue to plague the country continued to grow.
“Tragic mess in Afghanistan, a completely open and broken Border, Crime at record levels, oil prices through the roof, inflation rising, and taken advantage of by the entire world–DO YOU MISS ME YET?” Trump said in a statement that was posted up on Twitter by his director of communications, Margo Martin.