As Afghanistan rapidly descends into complete Taliban control, former President Donald Trump is speaking out, delivering scathing remarks at an Alabama rally.
Trump placed the blame squarely on the Biden administration, saying, “I warned the entire country of the disastrous consequences of a Biden presidency.
“I understood; a lot of you understood it. I said Joe Biden would eliminate America’s borders in the middle of a pandemic. He did.”
At the packed Save America rally, Trump pointed blame straight at Biden.
“I predicted that he would unleash a wave of violent crime that would turn our cities into a nightmare of killing and bloodshed.”
With the chaos and bloodshed in Afghanistan and the crisis at the border, Trump’s fourth rally after leaving the presidency appeared to be his largest gathering yet.
“Biden failed totally on the pandemic, and he’s now overseeing the greatest foreign policy humiliation in the history of the United States of America. This is the greatest humiliation I’ve ever seen,” Trump said.
Trump then questioned Biden’s competency.
“Biden’s botched exit in Afghanistan is the most astonishing display of gross incompetence by a nation’s leader — perhaps at any time that anybody’s ever seen.
“Name another situation like this. Vietnam looks like a master class in strategy compared to Joe Biden’s catastrophe.”
U.S. has ‘lost respect’
During the Alabama rally, Trump ripped into Biden’s avoidance of the media and his unwillingness to accept questions from the press unless pre-screened.
He also razzed Biden about the quick takeover by the Taliban.
“Joe Biden was going on vacation as Afghanistan was going to hell. This is what you get when you have weaknesses in the White House. You can’t have weakness in the White House,” Trump exclaimed.
“They have to respect your president. When I was president, we only had strength.”
Trump said he is convinced that this “would never have happened” if he was still president.
The former president explained that the Taliban respected the strength of the American military. “They knew we weren’t playing games. They understood that right from the beginning.
“This proven record of America’s strength laid the groundwork to safely and responsibly bring our troops back home. Nobody was going to mess with us.”
Trump lamented that American allies and citizens were left behind and billions of dollars of American military equipment which the Taliban took from the surrendering Afghanistan military.
Representative Mo Brooks, R-Ala., a staunch Trump supporter, was a headliner at the rally ahead of his 2022 midterm campaign for a seat on the Senate.
“I never felt more fear for the future of our country,” said Brooks. “America is under attack.”
As for Trump’s part, he vowed to stand for law and order and conservative ideals putting America first. “In the Republican Party, we believe our country should be a sanctuary for law-abiding Americans, not for criminal aliens.”
“This is a sick culture, and our country is a disaster, and it’s going to die before your very eyes if this craziness isn’t stopped in so many ways.”