At a massive rally in COVID-19-stricken Alabama, former US President Donald Trump ripped off his successor Joe Biden for the crisis in Kabul, saying recent developments in Afghanistan have been a “major failure” of foreign policy. policy of the current US administration.
At a “Save America” meeting in Cullman on Saturday, Trump said the situation in Afghanistan will be considered “one of the greatest shames” and the “greatest foreign policy humiliation” in US history, Sputnik reported. .
Trump’s rally comes despite the Cullman City Council declaring a state of emergency in the city due to the rising number of COVID-19 cases.
Trump accused US President Joe Biden of surrendering US military bases in Afghanistan, stressing that US troops left behind $83 billion worth of military equipment.
“This will go down in history as one of the greatest military defeats of all time,” Trump said, calling the troop withdrawal a “total surrender” and a “gross incompetence on the part of a nation’s leader.” his presidency would never happen. has happened.
The former president told the massive crowd that had gathered in the scarlet state that “this would never have happened if I was president”.
The US is evacuating its citizens and Afghans who have helped US troops for the past two decades from Afghanistan, which fell to the Taliban on August 15.
As Afghanistan plunged into chaos, Biden was criticized for hasty withdrawal from the war-torn country, leading to the collapse of the country’s government.
Trump agreed to a full military withdrawal by May 1 this year. The Biden administration has blamed Trump for the timeline that led to the failed withdrawal. Biden extended the deadline to September 11, then promised to have all US troops by August 31.