Afghanistan disaster would not have happened under me, says Trump

Washington : Terming the US evacuation of personnel from Afghanistan as a “catastrophe of historic proportions”, former US president Donald Trump has said that under his presidency the Taliban knew that he would “rain down fire and fury” if any American personnel or interests were harmed.

In a statement on Friday, Trump also said that the “Afghanistan Disaster” wouldn’t have happened under him.

“This Afghanistan disaster wouldn’t have happened with Trump. The Taliban knew I would rain down fire and fury if any American personnel or interests were harmed, the likes of which have never been seen. This is a catastrophe of historic proportions.”

On Thursday, he intensified his criticism of President Joe Biden for rushing US troops out of Afghanistan, and suggested a chronology for the safe evacuation of US citizens without any chaos.

He said US citizens should have been evacuated first, followed by bringing back all “equipment”. He also suggested that the US should have bombed the bases that host foreign troops “into smithereens” before pulling out the military.

“First you bring out all of the American citizens. Then you bring out ALL equipment. Then you bomb the bases into smithereens—AND THEN YOU BRING OUT THE MILITARY. You don’t do it in reverse order like Biden and our woke Generals did.

“No chaos, no death—they wouldn’t even know we left!” Trump said in an email statement.

Biden’s decision to pull out US troops amid the Taliban takeover of Afghanistan, and the scenes of desperation in Kabul have evoked a lot of criticism for the US.