President Trump’s rally in Alabama couldn’t have come at a better time.
During the rally Trump told the packed out crowd in Cullman, Alabama that Biden’s disaster in Afghanistan was not a withdrawal, but rather a “total surrender”.
Trump went on to say that Biden’s total surrender in Afghanistan was “the greatest foreign policy humiliation in the history of the United States of America”.
That wasn’t it though, he went on to grill Biden for surrendering the U.S. Embassy, U.S. Air Force Base, and high grade military weapons to the Taliban.
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'Greatest foreign policy humiliation': Trump assails Biden for botched exit from Afghanistan.
"This is not a withdrawal. This was a total surrender," he said.#Afghanistan #AfghanistanCrisis pic.twitter.com/ixO9tdDULM
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The New York Post had more on the story:
President Donald Trump slammed the US withdrawal from Afghanistan as “the greatest foreign policy humiliation in the history of the United States of America” during a rally in Alabama on Saturday.
Trump ripped President Biden for allowing “weakness in the White House,” saying that, Vietnam looks like a Masterclass in strategy compared to Joe Biden’s catastrophe.”
“This will go down as one of the great military defeats of all time and it did not have to happen that way,” Trump said to his supporters. “This was not a withdrawal, this was a total surrender, for no reason.”
“He surrendered our airbase, he surrendered our weapons, he surrendered our embassy,” Trump said.
The ex-president addressed a crowd of thousands in deep-red Cullman, Ala., at the rally in support of Rep. Mo Brooks, who is running for a Senate seat.
He criticized the billions of dollars worth of arms and equipment that were left behind and seized by the Taliban, possibly including 600,000 assault rifles, some 2,000 armored vehicles and 40 aircraft, including Black Hawks, according to reports.
"This will go down as one of the great military defeats of all time. It did not have to happen that way. This is not a withdrawal. This was a total surrender, a surrender for no reason," Trump declared.https://t.co/084gsJPXMa
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The Post Millennial got the scoop too:
At the Save America rally Saturday in Cullman, Alabama, former President Donald Trump blasted the Biden administration over the Afghanistan disaster.
Taking the stage at York Family Farms before an estimated crowd of 40,000 attendees drawn to the area, Trump ripped into President Joe Biden’s foreign policy disaster in Afghanistan. “This will go down as one of the great military defeats of all time. It did not have to happen that way. This is not a withdrawal. This was a total surrender, a surrender for no reason,” Trump declared.
Trump said he “dealt” with Abdul Ghani Baradar, the Taliban’s de facto leader, threatening: “Anything happens, we are going to reign terror upon you … Don’t touch our American citizens. Don’t ever come to our country.”
“They understood our power and that I would not hesitate to use it in defense of our citizens and the Taliban understood that, maybe as well as anybody. [The Afghanistan crisis] would have never happened if I was president. Our country was so respected. Everyone respected our country,” Trump quipped during the speech.