Donald Trump has claimed that he warned the Taliban leader that his organization would be dismembered by American F-18 jets if they moved to retake Kabul — claiming the group’s success is because they know Joe Biden too weak to punish them.
The former president spoke about the deal he said he made with Taliban political leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar during Sean Hannity’s show Monday night.
Trump said, “Abdul, as I like to call him, Abdul would just wait for us.”
Trump claimed his administration “had them completely under control.”
“Every time we saw movement, we hit them with an F-18 and the movement stopped,” he said of keeping the Taliban out of Afghanistan.
“They would have been blown away before. (Now) zero resistance,” Trump said when calling Biden’s decision to take the US military out of Afghanistan “the stupidest step anyone has ever made in our country’s history to allow this to happen.”
“This country has never seen such stupidity and our country is in real trouble,” Trump said in the segment.
“It just gets worse… We had something where they didn’t go near us, they were terrified of us,” he added after suggesting that this is no longer the case.
Former President Donald Trump called Sean Hannity’s Fox News show Thursday night to criticize the Biden administration for using “zero resistance” against the Taliban as they marched into Afghanistan.
Trump told Hannity that “this country has never seen such stupidity and our country is in real trouble.” He warned that ‘it will only get worse’
He attributed the Taliban who stayed out of the Middle Eastern country to the deal he struck last February with Abdul – “who turns out to be the leader” – in Doha, Qatar.
“I have had dealings with the leader of the Taliban. This is not a very simple man. This is not a Boy Scout, to put it another way,” Trump said. The former president spoke to the Taliban leader nine times over the course of 18 months before reaching an agreement.
“This is a tough, hardened person who has been fighting us for many years, and who we now use to protect ourselves? Look what happened to their protection,” he added.
He then said he thought the Taliban “couldn’t believe it” when they learned that the US military was leaving and withdrawing from the war.”
“In my opinion … they sent some fighters and they were zero resistance,” he said, claiming he “had everything under perfect control” before “Biden came in and they saw weakness.”
“He (Biden) has done nothing,” Trump said in frustration. “And they took over and then we ran and we just destroyed the image of America, of our great country, of our incredible warriors – and they are incredible warriors, but they still need leadership at the top and they need no it.’
Trump, who made a presidential statement about the suicide bombing featured at the beginning of Hannity’s show, also told how the rescue efforts to get US soldiers out of Kabul are “about withdrawal.”
“It’s not about getting out, because getting out is something,” he said, calling the entire crisis a “disgrace” and blaming Biden for the deaths of 13 Americans in Kabul.
Meanwhile, if Trump insisted that if he was re-elected, his administration would have complied with the terms of his agreement with the Taliban and “you would have seen something very beautiful.”
In a pre-recorded clip, before calling to speak to Hannity, Trump expressed his condolences to the families and innocent people who died “in this act of evil”
During the segment, Trump criticized Biden for being ‘weak’ and using ‘zero resistance’ against the Taliban
“No one would have realized we were gone. Everyone would have been outside. The equipment would have failed. I would have blown up all the bases,” he said.
“We would have kept Bagram because of China and Iran and Afghanistan – to a much lesser extent – and literally no one would have known,” he added.
The former president sharply criticized the Biden administration for deviating from his original plan with Abdul, which stated that the US would leave Afghanistan within 14 months and in return the Taliban agreed to stop attacking US military members and to prevent Afghanistan from being riddled. with terrorists.
The Taliban also agreed to work for a peace deal with the Afghan government and to consider a ceasefire.
Instead, “we’ve been put in the worst position we could possibly be in,” Trump told Hannity during the hour-long segment.
‘It’s actually hard to believe, because a child would have understood. You take the army out last. A child would have understood that. How could they have done this to our country?’
As a result, “the Taliban and others are dictating,” Trump said.
“They’re the ones who tell you to leave on the 31st. I think Biden wanted to stay,” he added, claiming that the Taliban leader told Biden, “We want you to be gone by the 31st, there will be consequences.”
“What’s this stuff?” Trump asked incredulously, shocked that people he had “kept at a distance to a level you wouldn’t believe” have now killed American soldiers.
Trump repeatedly described the events in Kabul as not only “so sad” but also “the most embarrassing thing that has ever happened to our country.”
“We look like fools all over the world. We are weak, we are pathetic, we are led by people who have no idea what they are doing,” he added.
He quoted Biden “bottoming up” his plan and taking out the military first rather than last, leaving him with $80 billion worth of equipment.
The Taliban now have “the best equipment, the best missiles, the best tanks and helicopters,” Trump said, fearing that “this country has never seen such stupidity and our country is in real trouble.”