“It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he allowed to happen to Afghanistan,” Trump said in a statement, also criticizing the rise of Covid-19 cases in the United States and domestic, economic and energy immigration.
Former U.S. President Donald Trump called on his successor Joe Biden to resign Sunday over the rapid takeover of Afghanistan by Taliban terrorists as U.S. troops withdrew from the country after nearly 20 years on the ground.
Donald Trump calls on Joe Biden to resign over Afghanistan crisis
The Taliban have recaptured Afghanistan in a lightning surge 20 years after they were overthrown by the U.S. invasion.
They took control of Kabul on Sunday, more than two weeks before the Aug. 31 deadline set by Biden for completing the withdrawal of U.S. troops from the country.
It was under Trump that the U.S. negotiated a deal with the Taliban in Doha in 2020 that would have seen the U.S. withdraw all its troops by May 2021, in exchange for various security guarantees from the terrorists.
When Biden took office earlier this year, he delayed the deadline for withdrawal and did not set conditions for it.
Trump has repeatedly criticized Biden for the move, saying it would have been “a much different and much more successful withdrawal” if he were still president.
“What Joe Biden has done with Afghanistan is legendary – it will be one of the greatest defeats in American history!” he said in another statement Sunday.
The Biden administration is quick to point out that Trump negotiated the Doha agreement on withdrawal and that the majority of the American public favors ending the “wars for good.”
Biden has faced strong criticism at home that the withdrawal was poorly managed, and the U.S. rushed to evacuate its embassy in expansion just a month after he downplayed fears that the Afghan government would quickly collapse.