Donald Trump didn’t really get along with the country’s greatest allies during his time in office. Relationships with France and Germany suffered during his term. Even the UK’s Boris Johnson seemed to be relieved one Joe Biden took office, calling him a “breath of fresh air.”
The 4th president, though, took a different tact with the country’s enemies. He made fawning comments about both Vladimir Putin and Kim Jong Un. And during the Afghanstan crisis, Trump seems to be rooting for the Taliban to make Joe Biden look bad.
This Tuesday, Trump told Sean Hannity, “The Taliban, good fighters, I will tell you, good fighters. You have to give them credit for that. They’ve been fighting for a thousand years. What they do is they fight.”
Trump echoed similar statements during his Saturday night rally in Alabama. He told rally goers, “It’s going to go on for a long time. The Taliban, great negotiators, tough fighters, great negotiators. 45,000 people, got a lot of people also who also deserve to be helped. And they’re not going to be helped at all. This is going to be going on for a long time. This is a great stain for the reputation of our country.”
Trump: Taliban, great negotiators. Tough fighters pic.twitter.com/0yqU6VaLgZ
— Acyn (@Acyn) August 22, 2021
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Todd Neikirk is a New Jersey-based politics and technology writer. His work has been featured in psfk.com, foxsports.com, and PoliticusUSA. An avid pet lover, he has been known to contribute to Pet Lifestyles Magazine. He enjoys sports, politics, technology, and spending time at the shore with his family.