President Trump has broken his silence on Biden deciding to break his agreement with Afghanistan.
Trump in his latest statement was quoted saying “I wish Joe Biden wouldn’t use September 11th as a day to withdraw troops from Afghanistan”.
Trump then stated his two reasons why Biden should stick to withdrawing the troops on the date he decided which was May 1st.
The first reason was that Trump stated that he already made the moving process easier by removing expensive equipment in Afghanistan.
Secondly, he stated that using September 11th as a date to celebrate our troops coming home from Afghanistan would be totally inappropriate and insensitive.
BREAKING: New Statement from the Office of President Trump: pic.twitter.com/cn3mUa2niu
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) April 18, 2021
The decision defies a May 1 deadline for full withdrawal under a peace agreement the Trump administration reached with the Taliban last year, but leaves no room for additional extensions. https://t.co/wZLsiIS5QA
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) April 14, 2021
It is so ridiculous watching the media swoon over Biden adopting Trump’s plan in Afghanistan given the media’s opposition to the same plan when Trump was president. At that time withdrawing meant being a Russian asset & rewarding made-up Russian bounties. https://t.co/f4grDNRSFR
— Max Abrahms (@MaxAbrahms) April 18, 2021
The New York Post covered Trump’s statements on Afghanistan, see what they had to share:
President Donald Trump blasted President Biden for pushing the deadline to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan to Sept. 11 — saying it “should remain a day of reflection and remembrance.”
Trump argued in a statement Sunday that the US “can and should” pull out the final 2,500 troops ahead of the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.
“September 11th represents a very sad event and period for our Country and should remain a day of reflection and remembrance honoring those great souls we lost,” he said. “Getting out of Afghanistan is a wonderful and positive thing to do.”
Trump urged Biden to “keep as close” as possible to his own goal of getting the troops out on May 1.
If you would like to read Trump’s full statement on Afghanistan, here it is:
BREAKING: President Joe Biden will leave U.S. troops in Afghanistan beyond the May 1 deadline negotiated with the Taliban by the Trump administration, an official says. Biden has set the 20th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks as the new withdrawal date. https://t.co/Ngiormrwxo
— The Associated Press (@AP) April 13, 2021
Many believe Biden’s delay to bring troops home will start a new conflict in Afghanistan.
The Taliban has even spoken out against the delay too.
Biden is announcing that the military will stay in Afghanistan at least 4 months past the negotiated May 1st withdrawal date, even though the Taliban has said they'll resume fighting if troops remain there past May 1st.
I guess "stay home, save lives" doesn't apply to neocons.
— Spike Cohen (@RealSpikeCohen) April 14, 2021
See Trump was respected all over the world and these lefties thought Biden could hold a candle to Trump. Guess again.
Taliban Warns It Will Continue Jihad if Biden Breaks Trump Afghanistan Deadline https://t.co/sBWD564goV
— sean janicki (@janicki_sean) April 15, 2021