US paid Afghan soldiers ‘a fortune’, sort of ‘bribing’ them to fight – Ex-president Trump

Moscow : The United States paid Afghan soldiers a lot, so when the US pulled out of Afghanistan, the Afghans stopped fighting, former US President Donald Trump said in an interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity.

“I was told some very bad information by a lot of different people. The fact is they are among the highest paid soldiers in the world. They were doing it for paycheck, because once we stopped, once we left, they stopped fighting… Everybody’s brave, but the fact is, our country was paying the Afghan soldiers a fortune, so we were sort of bribing them to fight,” Trump said.

“It’s a great thing that we are getting out, but nobody has ever handled a withdrawal worse than Joe Biden. This is the greatest embarrassment I believe in the history of our country,” he said.

On August 15, the Taliban (terrorist group, banned in Russia) completed their takeover of Afghanistan by entering Kabul. Afghan President Ashraf Ghani left the country to prevent what he described as bloodshed that would occur if militants had to fight for the city. Most countries have reduced or evacuated their diplomatic missions in the Central Asian country following the events.