Trump: Leaving Americans to Die in Afghanistan Is ‘Dereliction of Duty’
It 'will go down in infamy'
Trump said in a statement:
“Leaving Americans behind for death is an unforgivable dereliction of duty, which will go down in infamy."
Earlier this week, Trump criticized Biden and explained how a proper Afghan withdrawal should have been conducted.
“First you bring out all of the American citizens."
"Then you bring out ALL equipment."
"Then you bomb the bases into smithereens,” Trump’s statement said.
“AND THEN YOU BRING OUT THE MILITARY.”
“You don’t do it in reverse order like Biden and our woke Generals did. No chaos, no death—they wouldn’t even know we left!” said Trump.
United States officials have said they do not have the capability to rescue Americans outside Hamid Karzai International Airport.
“I don’t have the capability to go out and extend operations currently into Kabul,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin stated.
Fox News host Sean Hannity claimed there are from “10,000 to as many as 40,000” Americans still trapped inside Afghanistan.
House Republicans blasted the Biden administration, saying it had “no plan” to help Americans get out safely.
Biden Administration spokesman John Kirby told CNN this morning that the Administration has no plans to help Americans hiding in Afghanistan get to the airport to be evacuated. pic.twitter.com/v652nlTljt— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) August 17, 2021
The GOP Twitter account shared a video of Pentagon press secretary John Kirby detailing what’s going on at the airport in Kabul.
During a national address on Monday, Biden said he stands "squarely behind my decision" but also tried to blame Trump, the Taliban, and Afghans themselves for the disaster.