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Trump calls for Biden to ‘resign in disgrace’ after Taliban take back Afghanistan

Donald J. Trump at the White House on Nov. 13, 2020. (Tia Dufour/White House) | Joe Biden at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas in Feb. 2020. (Gage Skidmore/Flickr)
August 16, 2021

On Sunday evening, former President Donald Trump called for President Joe Biden to “resign in disgrace” after the Taliban took back control of Afghanistan over the weekend.

“It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen to Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy,” Trump wrote in an email to American Military News.  

“It shouldn’t be a big deal, because he wasn’t elected legitimately in the first place!” he added.

Trump took aim at Biden once again Monday morning, asking “what will Joe Biden surrender to next?”

“First Joe Biden surrendered to COVID and it has come roaring back. Then he surrendered to the Taliban, who has quickly overtaken Afghanistan and destroyed confidence in American power and influence,” Trump wrote. “The outcome in Afghanistan, including the withdrawal, would have been totally different if the Trump Administration had been in charge. Who or what will Joe Biden surrender to next? Someone should ask him, if they can find him.”

Trump called the situation in Afghanistan “the most embarrassing military outcome in the history of the United States” and said that “it didn’t have to be that way!”

“Can anyone even imagine taking out our Military before evacuating civilians and others who have been good to our Country and who should be allowed to seek refuge? In addition, these people left topflight and highly sophisticated equipment,” Trump said in a separate email to American Military News. “Who can believe such incompetence? Under my Administration, all civilians and equipment would have been removed.”

After a barrage of bipartisan criticism following a CNN report that Biden would address the nation “in the next few days,” Biden tweeted that he would speak on the situation in Afghanistan at 3:45 PM EST Monday, cutting his vacation at Camp David short.

Over the weekend, the Biden administration was noticeably quiet as chaos erupted in the Middle East. The White House posted once on Twitter showing Biden apparently on a conference call with senior administration officials at Camp David.

“This morning, the President and Vice President met with their national security team and senior officials to hear updates on the draw down of our civilian personnel in Afghanistan, evacuations of SIV applicants and other Afghan allies, and the ongoing security situation in Kabul,” the administration tweeted.