This weekend, Lindsey Graham came out against Donald Trump’s support for the decision to move all American troops out of Afghanistan.
Last week, Joe Biden announced that he will be pulling all American forces out of Afghanistan, essentially ending the countries longest war. All troops are expected to be withdrawn from the region by September 11th of this year.
Former President Donald Trump came out in support of the move calling it, “a wonderful and positive thing to do,” and adding, “we should keep as close to that schedule as possible.” Trump, though, couldn’t resist taking a shot at his successor saying that Biden shouldn’t have picked September 11th as the deadline.
Graham shared an Axios article about Trump’s support, writing, “I could not disagree more with former President Trump regarding his support for President Biden’s withdrawal of all forces from Afghanistan against sound military advice.”
The South Carolina senator continued, “With all due respect to former President Trump, there is nothing ‘wonderful’ or ‘positive’ about allowing safe havens and sanctuary for terrorists to reemerge in Afghanistan or see Afghanistan be drawn back into another civil war.”
With all due respect to former President Trump, there is nothing ‘wonderful’ or ‘positive’ about allowing safe havens and sanctuary for terrorists to reemerge in Afghanistan or see Afghanistan be drawn back into another civil war.
— Lindsey Graham (@LindseyGrahamSC) April 19, 2021
This isn’t the first time that Graham has hit back against Trump. Following the January 6th insurrection inspired by the former President, the South Carolina senator told people to, “count me out.” That moment did not last long, though. Graham was back on the gold course with Trump within weeks.
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