While honoring the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks, Donald Trump jumped at the chance to criticize President Joe Biden’s handling of the withdrawal in Afghanistan, an effort he said made the Democrat look like a “fool.”
Trump opened his Saturday video message by calling 9/11 a day “Great sorrow for our country” and one in honor of “Our police, fire and first aiders of all kinds.”
“The work they did was really incredible. We love them and we thank them, ” said the former president.
The Republican then launched an attack on Biden over the handling of the withdrawal from Afghanistan.
“It is also a sad time for the way our war against those who hurt so much in our country ended last week. The loss of 13 great warriors and the many more who were wounded should never have happened, “ he said, referring to the 13 U.S. service members who lost their lives on August 26 in an Islamic State Khorasan
(ISIS-K) bombed at Kabul airport while chaotic evacuation flights were underway.
Biden has referred to the withdrawal as one “success,” although critics have described it as a disaster and pointed to deaths among service members and civilians, as well as the rapid takeover of the country by the Taliban shortly after the United States began its efforts to withdraw from the 20-year military conflict.
Biden “Made to look like a fool” in his handling of the exit, Trump made waves when he was president to negotiate an agreement with the Taliban to be out of Afghanistan by May this year, an agreement that was changed when he left office, and Biden was in White House.
“We had $ 85 billion of the finest and most sophisticated military equipment taken from us without a single shot being fired. The leader of our country made me look like a fool, “ Trump said, adding that even though the Biden administration eventually left Afghanistan, they did “Surrendered in defeat.”
Trump ended his video by appearing again to tease a possible presidential election in 2024, something he has not refused to do, but has not confirmed either.
“We will fight to get over the embarrassment caused by this incompetence. Fear not, however, America will be made great again, “ he said.
Trump’s criticism of Biden’s foreign policy comes as his administration faces a new wave of criticism over a report that a recent drone strike ended with not one dangerous terrorist dying, as claimed, but rather an aid worker and several children.
Trump said earlier that he will also visit Ground Zero in New York on Saturday to mark the anniversary of the attacks. He is also scheduled to deliver live commentary on a tough boxing match between Evander Holyfield and Vitor Belfort of the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel and Casino in Hollywood, Florida, along with his son, Donald Trump Jr.
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