Former President Donald Trump commemorated the twentieth anniversary of the Sept. 11 assaults by sharply criticizing President Joe Biden for his withdrawal from Afghanistan and assuring that “America will probably be made nice once more.”
Trump’s political motion committee launched a video Saturday morning wherein he hailed the bravery of the cops and firefighters who responded to the assaults earlier than slamming an “inept” Biden administration for the way it concluded the 20-year conflict.
“For the good individuals of our nation, this can be a very unhappy day. Sept. eleventh represents nice sorrow for our nation,” stated Trump, a local New Yorker. “Many issues had been displayed that day, together with, most significantly, the bravery of our police, fireplace, and first responders of each form.”
“Additionally it is a tragic time for the best way our conflict on those who did such hurt to our nation ended final week,” he continued. “The lack of 13 nice warriors and the numerous extra who had been wounded ought to by no means have occurred.”
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13 service members had been killed in a terrorist assault exterior the airport in Kabul, Afghanistan, on Aug. 26, for which the Islamic State claimed accountability, as U.S. forces labored to evacuate Individuals, Afghan allies, and different nationals overseas following the Taliban’s takeover. The assault exacerbated already fierce criticism by Trump and Republican lawmakers of the administration’s dealing with of the U.S. drawdown.
“The chief of our nation was made to appear like a idiot, and that may by no means be allowed to occur,” Trump stated within the video.
“That is the twentieth 12 months of this conflict and may have been a 12 months of victory and honor and power. As an alternative, Joe Biden and his inept administration surrendered in defeat,” he stated. “We’ll dwell on, however sadly, our nation will probably be wounded for an extended time frame. We’ll battle to get better from the embarrassment this incompetence has prompted.”
“Don’t worry, nevertheless. America will probably be made nice once more,” the previous president stated.
Trump has not disclosed whether or not he plans to run for president in 2024 however has remained vocal since leaving workplace in January, usually hinting at one other bid for the White Home. Trump informed Sean Hannity final month that the Fox Information host and different “pals” will probably be “comfortable” about what he has determined concerning 2024.
He has been particularly important of the Biden administration’s withdrawal from Afghanistan forward of the president’s Aug. 31 deadline. Although he supported an identical technique as president, he has lately insisted the drawdown may have been dealt with higher.
“They by no means would have come anyplace close to us. It wouldn’t have occurred. They wouldn’t have taken over something,” Trump stated of the Taliban in a Fox Information interview printed Friday. “They knew that in the event that they did, they might be bombed into hell.”
Trump stated he plans to journey to New York Metropolis to mark the twentieth anniversary of 9/11.