Former* President Donald Trump issued a statement on Sunday regarding President* Joe Biden’s plan to delay withdrawal from Afghanistan until September – and yes, CNN, it’s a delay even though you’re treating it like it’s a brand new idea spontaneous from inside his brain – and for choosing September 11th as the date.
Y’all know he picked 9/11 because it would make it harder to criticize him for the delay right?
Anyhow, Trump called him out over it. Thankfully.
– April 18, 2021 –
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America
I wish Joe Biden wouldn’t use September 11th as the date to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, for two reasons. First, we can and should get out earlier. Nineteen years is enough, in fact, far too much and way too long. I made early withdraw possible by already pulling much of our billions of dollars of equipment out and, more importantly, reducing our military presence to less than 2,000 troops from the 16,000 level that was there (likewise in Iraq, and zero troops in Syria except for the area where we KEPT THE OIL). Secondly, September 11th represents a very sad event and period for our Country and should remain a day of reflection and remembrance honoring those great souls we lost. Getting out of Afghanistan is a wonderful and positive thing to do. I planned to withdraw on May 1st, and we should keep as close to that schedule as possible.
He’s right again. This year has already been the embodiment of “miss me yet?”