Former President Donald Trump went on Newsmax TV on Tuesday to fire back at Joe Biden and anyone else who is trying to blame his administration for the debacle in Afghanistan.
After calling Biden’s handling of the withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan a “disgrace,” Trump talked about how his administration would have handled Afghanistan differently.
“Well, you know, it’s so ridiculous,” Trump said. “Actually, they’re not using it too much anymore. We had a great agreement. You don’t kill our soldiers. I had very strong talks with the leader, [Abdul Ghani Baradar] — had a lot of strong talks.”
“And they knew what was going to happen,” he continued. “And you just take a look over the last few months — that’s when the whole thing fell down. I was not there, and it all fell down. But they knew — don’t mess around. Can you imagine taking the military out before you get your citizens out, the American people out? They took the military out first. We would have it out last.”
Not stopping there, Trump proceeded to double down.
“And by the way, they didn’t meet the conditions,” he explained. “And every time they didn’t meet the conditions, we bombed them. Look, I stopped ISIS. A hundred percent of the ISIS caliphate. [Qasem] Soleimani, [Abu Bakr] al-Baghdadi — all gone. This was easy by comparison. What they did is a disgrace to this country. And I haven’t heard their blaming. I heard they tried to blame me at the beginning.”
“But now, they’re getting shot down even by the liberal media,” Trump concluded. “What they did is a disgrace to our nation. This should have never happened. Those young people and of the others should have never been killed. And by the way, they shouldn’t having our billions of dollars worth of equipment.”
In this same interview, Trump gave his thoughts on next week’s recall election of California’s Democrat Governor Gavin Newsom.
“Well, it’s probably rigged,” Trump said, citing California elections processes that weigh heavily in favor of Democrats in the leftwing state. These processes include the same mass mail-in balloting that he believes caused last year’s presidential election to be stolen from him.
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“When that happens, nobody’s going to win except these Democrats,” Trump said, adding that Democrats are “very good at winning elections with mail-in ballots versus the in-person vote.”
“The one thing they’re good at is rigging elections,” Trump concluded.
America would be far better off as a nation if Trump were still in office. With him in power, foreign nations actually saw us as a nation that commanded respect. With Biden in the White House, however, we’re seen as a joke on the international stage.