Former President Donald Trump on Thursday threw out some unsolicited advice for President Joe Biden regarding his handling of the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan. Trump, who negotiated the United States’s surrender to the Taliban last year, suggested that Biden should order the Armed Forces to destroy their own installations in Afghanistan – while troops are still stationed inside.
“First you bring out all of the American citizens. Then you bring out ALL equipment. Then you bomb the bases into smithereens – AND THEN YOU BRING OUT THE MILITARY. You don’t do it in reverse order like Biden and our woke Generals did,” Trump said in a statement that was released by his office. “No chaos, no death – they wouldn’t even know we left!”
The Independent‘s political correspondent Andrew Feinberg obtained Trump’s remarks and shared them on Twitter.
Former President advocates bombing US troops 👇🏻👇🏻👇🏻 pic.twitter.com/AIuvaYPOzD
— Andrew Feinberg (@AndrewFeinberg) August 19, 2021
Trump’s – guidance? – left social media users horrified and perplexed.
“The one thing that these statements do, is show just how much worse this situation would’ve been had he still been in office,” one observer noted.
The one thing that these statements do, is show just how much worse this situation would've been had he still been in office
— Ari (@AriPearlstein) August 19, 2021
“And this man somehow became POTUS. America needs to take a good hard look at itself,” said another.
“How the f did that dude become our 45th president? Still amazes me,” quipped a third.
How the f did that dude become our 45th president? Still amazes me.
— Typical Philly Sports Fan (@DadBod4Liife) August 19, 2021
No one appears to be forgetting that it was Trump who set the stage for the US to exit Afghanistan after 20 years.
“Coming from the guy who literally left all these people there as he reduced troop count from 15k to 2500 while handing the keys over to the Taliban,” someone noted.
Coming from the guy who literally left all these people there as he reduced troop count from 15k to 2500 while handing the keys over to the Taliban.
— Joe Artese (@jartese) August 19, 2021
evacuation efforts by his last day in office? What did Trump do besides release and negotiate w/ Taliban and draw down our troops?! 😒
— prairie monk… (@prairiemonk1) August 19, 2021
Who’s gonna remind him how he abandoned the Kurds in Syria?
— LizzieShore😷 (@lizzieshore) August 19, 2021
But he took the troops out first 🤷Was Biden supposed to put them back before he started this plan?
— Jan202021 (@Dixie202021) August 19, 2021
picturing trump as scarface but saying hello to my little friend is just his 🍄
— Erik the Rural Juror (@EDoggTheRed) August 19, 2021
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Brandon is a political writer for the Hill Reporter specializing in current events, breaking news, and scientific discovery. Brandon holds a Bachelor of Music degree from Indiana University. He lives in New York City.