Former US President Donald Trump, whose administration initiated the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, accused President Joe Biden of having “surrendered” to the Taliban and claimed the situation would be “completely different” if he were in office.
“First, Joe Biden surrendered to Covid-19 and came back with more force. Then he surrendered to the Taliban, who quickly took control of Afghanistan and destroyed confidence in American power and influence. The result in Afghanistan, including the exit, it would have been completely different in a Trump administration,” said former president, this Monday, August, 16, through a statement.
It is recalled that Donald Trump’s administration negotiated the terms for the withdrawal of the US military from Afghanistan until the 1st of May, a date that Joe Biden later anticipated. The Republicans even scheduled a meeting between Afghan and Taliban leaders in 2019, but it was eventually cancelled.
Now, after the Taliban have taken control of the country, Trump blames the current administration and says Biden “should step down in shame” for his role in pulling US troops out of Afghanistan.
“To whom or what will Joe Biden surrender next? Someone should ask him if they can find him,” the Republican shot.
The Taliban took control of Afghanistan on Sunday after an offensive launched after international forces began withdrawing from the country, 20 years after being ousted from power by a US-led coalition.