President Trump did something Biden is incompetent of doing and that is he kept the Taliban in check.
In Trump’s latest interview with Sean Hannity, he explained what exactly he told the Taliban’s leader behind closed doors.
Trump told Hannity that before the Trump administration even negotiated a ceasefire agreement with the Taliban leader Mullah Baradar, he made sure to tell Baradar that if anything happened to any American citizen in Afghanistan then United States would hit the Taliban with a force that no nation has ever seen before.
He went on to tell Baradar that he knew where his village was and if the Taliban would go back on their agreement then America would send a great force to his village first.
Here’s the moment he said it:
"If anything bad happens to Americans or anybody else we will hit you w/ a force that no country has ever been hit w/ before. A force so great you won't even believe it. And your village, and we know where it is, and I named it, will be the first one."
A REAL commander-in-chief! pic.twitter.com/IyovsN7KQm
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) August 18, 2021
Hannity: You said this to who?
Trump: Mullah Baradar… But I had a very strong conversation, I also had a good conversation with him pic.twitter.com/O2Nfj9pzLq
— Acyn (@Acyn) August 18, 2021
That’s the kind of talk that the Taliban needs to hear not the pillow talk the Biden administration has been whispering.
Yahoo News had more on the story:
President Donald Trump labeled the Biden administration’s handling of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan the “greatest embarrassment in the history of our country,” in an interview with Fox News host Sean Hannity on Tuesday.
“I don’t think in all of the years our country has ever been so humiliated. I don’t know if you call it a military defeat or a psychological defeat,” Trump said.
Criticizing Biden, Trump said the U.S. needs “a president that’s respected.”
The Trump administration brokered a deal between the Afghan government and the Taliban in February 2020 intended to set the stage for an eventual withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan. When asked about the deal, Trump claimed he threatened to strike the village of Taliban leader Mullah Baradar if “anything bad” happened to Americans during a troop withdrawal.
“I told him upfront . . . if anything bad happens to Americans . . . we will hit you with a force that no country has ever been hit with before,” Trump said. “And your village — and we know where it is, and I named it — will be the first one: the first bombs will be dropped right there.”
If I were still the Secretary of State with a Commander in Chief like President Trump, the Taliban would have understood that there were real costs to pay if there were plots against America. Qasem Soleimani learned that lesson, and the Taliban would have learned it as well. pic.twitter.com/fgVn3QmjS9
— Mike Pompeo (@mikepompeo) August 15, 2021
President Trump is showing the world he’s America’s real leader tonight on Hannity.
— Nick Adams (@NickAdamsinUSA) August 18, 2021
The New York Post also covered Trump’s big interview with Sean Hannity:
President Donald Trump described the ongoing mayhem in Afghanistan as the worst humiliation in American history Tuesday, while defending the agreement his administration struck with the Taliban last year.
“It’s a great thing that we’re getting out, but nobody has ever handled a withdrawal worse than Joe Biden,” the 45th president told Fox News’ “Hannity” Tuesday. “This is the greatest embarrassment, I believe, in the history of our country.”
“I knew they [Afghan security forces] weren’t going to fight … I said, ‘Why are they fighting? Why are these Afghan soldiers fighting against the Taliban?’” Trump recounted to host Sean Hannity. “And I was told some very bad information by a lot of different people.
“The fact is, they’re among the highest-paid soldiers in the world. They were doing it for a paycheck, because once we stopped, once we left, they stopped fighting … The fact is, our country was paying the Afghan soldiers a fortune. So we were sort of bribing them to fight, and that’s not what it’s all about.”
“I never had a lot of confidence, frankly, in Ghani,” the former president recalled. “I said that openly and plainly. I thought he was a total crook. I thought he got away with murder. He spent all his time wining and dining our senators. The senators were in his pocket. That was one of the problems that we had, but I never liked him, and I guess based on his escape with cash, I don’t know, maybe that’s a true story. I would suspect it is. All you have to do is look at his lifestyle, study his houses where he lives. He got away with murder in many different ways.”
Trump said Tuesday that the agreement was forged after what he called a “strong conversation” with a Taliban leader he identified as Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar, a contender to become the new supreme leader of the new government.
“I told him up front, I said, “Look, up front, before we start, let me just tell you right now that if anything bad happens to Americans or anybody else or if you ever come over to our land, we will hit you with a force that no country has ever been hit with before, a force so great you won’t even believe it,’” he recounted.
By the end of his response to Hannity's first question, Trump had taken more questions about the chaos in Kabul than Joe Biden.https://t.co/8g6onPtfpS
— Spencer Brown (@itsSpencerBrown) August 18, 2021