Former President Donald Trump has never been the kind of guy to mince words, as we all know from having him in office for four years. Which is why so many folks loved him and his leadership. He spoke his mind, fully, no filter, and said what a lot of us were thinking.
And that hasn’t stopped since he’s left office. Trump still continues to be blunt and brutally honest, character traits that have kept him relevant in the current political climate, despite not being president.
The former president said that America’s leadership is “weak” and “pathetic” on Thursday, following the horrific terrorist attacks on the Kabul airport in Afghanistan, which killed 13 members of the military.
Trump went on to say that he would have sought to pull troops from Afghanistan, but noted that the president’s strategy was backwards and as a result left Americans and Afghan allies behind, along with “the greatest” military equipment in the world.
“It’s so sad … just [an] embarrassment, the most embarrassing thing that’s ever happened to our country — we look like fools all over the world,” Trump went on to say in an interview . “We are weak, we are pathetic — we are being led by people that have no idea what they are doing.”
“This Would Not Be Happening If I Were Your President,” Donald Trump Releases Video On Hannity
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“This is the dumbest thing — I think it was the dumbest move anybody’s ever made, perhaps in the history of our country, allowing this to happen — taking the military out and then say, ‘Oh, we hope to get the people out,'” the former president said.
“You get the military out last,” he added. “A child would have understood that. How could they have done this to our country?”
Trump compared Biden’s handling of the Taliban to that of his administration.
“We had the Taliban so under control, they would not have moved without getting our approval. We had an incredible agreement. They weren’t killing our soldiers,” he said to Fox News. “We had them totally under control. Every time we saw movement, we’d hit them with an F-18, and the movement stopped.”
Trump also released a statement Thursday night addressing the nation’s loss of 13 American service members.
“They died as American heroes, and our nation will honor their memory forever. I want to express my deepest condolences to the families of those we have lost today,” Trump proclaimed. “In addition, our hearts are with the families of all the innocent civilians who died, and with the many men, women and children who were terribly injured in this act of evil.”
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“This tragedy should never have taken place — it should never have happened,” he continued. “And it would not have happened if I were your president.”
Trump ended by telling all the veterans of the war in Afghanistan that their sacrifices were not made in vain and asking viewers to continue to “pray for the safe return of all U.S. citizens and soldiers from Afghanistan in the coming days.”
Boy, don’t you miss the days of real leadership in the White House? Biden is definitely not a suitable individual for the highest office in the land.