DONALD Trump issued a statement on Sunday calling for President Joe Biden to resign over the Taliban’s advances in Afghanistan.
Trump also gave several other reasons he thinks Biden should “resign in disgrace,” including Covid, the border crisis, and the “destruction” of US energy independence.
“It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he allowed to happen in Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in Covid, the border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy,” the statement said.
“It shouldn’t be a big deal, because he wasn’t elected legitimately in the first place!”
Trump has been highly critical of how Biden is handling the situation in Afghanistan.
On Saturday, he issued another statement accusing the current president of getting it “wrong every time on foreign policy.”
“Everyone knew he couldn’t handle the pressure. Even Obama’s Secretary of Defense, Robert Gates, said as much,” the statement said.
“He ran out of Afghanistan instead of following the plan our Administration left for him—a plan that protected our people and our property, and ensured the Taliban would never dream of taking our Embassy or providing a base for new attacks against America.
“The withdrawal would be guided by facts on the ground.”
TALIBAN ADVANCES IN AFGHANISTAN
The criticism comes as the Taliban continues to make major advances in Afghanistan.
The speed of the Taliban’s victory has shaken the world and came just weeks after troops from the US, UK and other Nato countries left the nation.
A few days ago, United States officials predicted it would take 30 days for the Taliban to reach Kabul – and 90 to take the city – but they have swept all before them in a terrifying rampage.
Twenty years after they were ejected by the US and its allies in the wake of 9/11, they stand on the brink of being back in power.
Afghan President Ashraf Ghani even fled the country this weekend to “prevent a flood of bloodshed.”
Ghani, who did not say where he had gone, said he believed “countless patriots would be martyred and the city of Kabul would be destroyed” if he had stayed behind.
“The Taliban have won… and are now responsible for the honor, property, and self-preservation of their countrymen,” he said in a statement posted to Facebook.
He added that he was faced with a “hard choice” between the “armed Taliban” or “leaving the dear country that I dedicated my life to protecting the past 20 years.”