Trump Urges Biden to ’Resign in Disgrace’ As Taliban Declares ’End to War’ In Afghanistan
By Staff, Agencies
Former US President Donald Trump said in a statement on Sunday that it was time for the incumbent US president, Joe Biden, to ‘resign in disgrace’, "for what he has allowed to happen in Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy Independence, and our crippled economy."
He went on to say that it "shouldn't be a big deal" since, according to Trump's version of events, Biden "wasn't elected legitimately in the first place!"
The statement follows an announcement made by the Taliban terrorist group, following their entrance to Afghanistan's capital city of Kabul, that the movement was in control of all of Kabul's districts.
Hours prior to Trump's calls for Biden to resign, the former issued another statement, dubbing the incumbent POTUS' Afghanistan policy and its outcome as "one of the greatest defeats in American history!"
Taliban spokesperson Mohammad Naeem told al-Jazeera that the war in Afghanistan is "over", noting that the type of rule and the form of the regime in the country will soon be made clear. He also called on foreign diplomatic missions to be "in complete confidence" that there is no danger for them in Afghanistan, as the "forces of the Islamic Emirate are tasked with maintaining security in Kabul and other cities in the country."
Western countries, including the United States, continue to evacuate diplomatic personnel from the country, with Washington and Paris temporarily moving their embassies to the Kabul airport, where crowds of people are struggling to leave the country.
In order to assist with the evacuation of Americans from Afghanistan, US President Joe Biden authorized the increase of the US troops in the country to 5,000, with the US media reporting on Sunday that the Pentagon then moved to authorize an additional 1,000 troops.
Biden is currently on vacation, with his absence in the White House receiving intense backlash from those who are ‘already disappointed with the decision to pull US forces out of Afghanistan.’
Trump, earlier criticizing Biden's policy in Afghanistan, said that POTUS 46 should have followed his "plan" that was, according to Trump, left for him by the previous administration.
While the ex-president did not elaborate on what his plan included, he was the one to pen a peace deal with the Taliban in 2020, pledging that the US and its allies would reduce their troops in the country and lift sanctions from the terrorists, who, in exchange, would promise “not to allow Al-Qaeda or other groups to operate in the territories controlled by the Taliban.”