Former US President, Donald Trump has continued criticizing his successor, Joe Biden on his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal by claiming that Biden is evacuating terrorists from the airport in Kabul to other countries while leaving Americans stranded in the country.
Trump made the comment about Biden on Tuesday afternoon, August 24, as he delivered remarks on the country fallen to the Taliban.
‘Biden surrendered Afghanistan to terrorists and left thousands of Americans for dead by pulling out the Military before our citizens. Now we are learning that out of the 26,000 people who have been evacuated, only 4,000 are Americans,’ Trump said in a statement, citing stats reported by Politico national security reporter Alex Ward.
Trump stated that ‘you can be sure the Taliban, who are now in complete control, didn’t allow the best and brightest to board these evacuation flights’.
Trump then claimed that terrorists were being evacuated from Kabul and said the number is unknown.
‘Instead, we can only imagine how many thousands of terrorists have been airlifted out of Afghanistan and into neighborhoods around the world,’ Trump stated.
‘What a terrible failure. NO VETTING. How many terrorists will Joe Biden bring to America? We don’t know!’
Biden has been highly criticized for his decision to withdraw US troops from the country when Americans, diplomatic staff, Afghan allies and military equipment were still in Afghanistan.
Following the fall of Afghanistan to the Taliban, Biden ordered 6000 troops back into the country to help in evacuating Americans and allies but US military equipment in their thousands are now in the control of the Taliban.