45th President Donald J. Trump issued a statement on Truth Social Monday morning remarking over the “Afghanistan disaster” that took place one year ago, calling it the “most embarrassing, incompetent, and humiliating event in the history of the United States”.
August 15, 2021 was the day when Taliban fighters entered Kabul, the capital city of Afghanistan, and President Ashraf Ghani fled, which paved the way for the Taliban to take power.
“The Afghanistan disaster of exactly one year ago was the most embarrassing, incompetent, and humiliating event in the history of the United States,” President Trump wrote.
“Not the fact that we left, I was the one that got our soldier count down to 2 thousand in preparation for leaving, but the way we left, taking the military out first, 13 dead soldiers (with many badly injured), leaving many Americans behind, and giving the enemy over 85 Billion Dollaes (sic) worth of the best military equipment in the world. So Sad!” he added.
Meanwhile, the White House is still on clean-up duty defending the move and is circulating a memo on Capitol Hill, claiming the withdrawal strengthened U.S. national security interest by freeing up military and intelligence agents who were serving in Afghanistan over the last 20 years, Daily Mail reported.
National Security Council spokesperson Adrienne Watson’s memo is a rebuttal that blames former President Donald Trump for reaching the Doha agreement, which was a deal struck with the Taliban to evacuate the U.S. from Afghanistan by May 2021.
Last year, Trump’s Save America PAC released the following video over the matter:
President Donald J. Trump: "A heartbreaking loss for the United States and it's great Military. We must have hostages released and our Military equipment returned, NOW!" pic.twitter.com/VIZcrz213a
— Liz Harrington (@realLizUSA) September 1, 2021