Former President Donald Trump has been relentlessly attacking President Joe Biden over his massive failure with the plan to remove U.S. troops from Afghanistan, which left an opening the Taliban seized upon and used to take the country over.
Trump accused Biden of “an unforgivable dereliction of duty” over the foreign policy debacle. And you know something? He’s right.
Americans and other Westerners from around the world are now stuck, finding it impossible to leave the country of Afghanistan due to the thousands of folks who are desperate to escape all gathered outside the Kabul airport.
“Leaving Americans behind for death is an unforgivable dereliction of duty, which will go down in infamy,” the former president said in a statement shared Friday by spokeswoman Liz Harrington in a posted published on Twitter.
The Taliban took over the capital city of Kabul on Sunday during the thick of the Biden troop withdrawal from the country.
Chaos around Kabul’s airport appears to be growing daily. U.S. troops have been firing warning shots to disperse the crowd of up to 50,000 Afghans surrounding the airport as Americans and other Westerners try to flee, the Daily Mail reported.
Trump on Newsmax Wednesday excoriated Biden’s failed and “humiliating” withdrawal from Afghanistan, saying “it’s inconceivable that anybody could be so incompetent, stupid.
“Use any word you want to use,” Trump went on to say during a conversation he had this week on “Greg Kelly Reports.” “To imagine that you take out your military before you take out your U.S. citizens, and the civilians and others that maybe helped us – to even think of that, it’s not something that can be believed.”
Rep. Dan Crenshaw on Friday said Biden must authorize U.S. troops to expand the perimeter around Kabul’s airport and retake another air base to help with evacuations.
“The Texas Republican, who served as a Navy SEAL for a decade and was wounded in Afghanistan in 2012, tweeted his thoughts early Friday morning,” the report said.
“Two things need to happen, and only Biden can authorize: 1. US military must be allowed to operate outside Kabul airport to get American citizens. 2: Retake Bagram airfield, thus giving us more options for evacuations. Biden created this mess and needs to take decisive action,” Crenshaw stated clearly in his tweet.
Sen. Tom Cotton, a Republican from Arkansas, who also served in the military, then called on the president to do something to swiftly “stop this rolling humiliation” in the capital city of Kabul.
“It’s time for President Biden to authorize the military to stop this rolling humiliation, expand the perimeter at Kabul airport, and rescue Americans trapped behind enemy lines,” Cotton said in a tweet posted on Thursday.
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