(PresidentialInsider.com)- Former President Donald Trump had some advice for President Joe Biden this week, telling him that using the September 11th data to withdraw American troops from Afghanistan was unwise. Trump said that using the symbolic date was a bad idea, and encouraged the president to withdraw troops according to the May 1 deadline that he’d set under the previous administration.
“I wish Joe Biden wouldn’t use September 11th as the date to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, for two reasons,” the former president said.
“First, we can and should get out earlier,” Trump added. “Nineteen years is enough, in fact, far too much and way too long. I made early withdrawal possible by already pulling much of our billions of dollars of equipment out and, more importantly, reducing our military presence to less than 2,000 troops from the 16,000 level that was there (likewise in Iraq, and zero troops in Syria except for the area where we KEPT THE OIL.)”
Trump then added that it was tasteless and unwise to use the September 11th date because it is an important day of reflection, explaining how the date “represents a very sad event and period for our Country.”
The former president added that it should “remain a day of reflection and remembrance honoring those great souls we lost.”
President Joe Biden took great pride in announcing the withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan but failed to even recognize that former President Donald Trump spent years laying the groundwork to make it happen, and had already promised to fully withdraw all U.S. troops by May.
“We cannot continue the cycle of extending or expanding our military presence in Afghanistan hoping to create the ideal conditions for our withdrawal, expecting a different result,” Biden said in a Wednesday speech.
“I am now the fourth American president to preside over an American troop presence in Afghanistan. Two Republicans. Two Democrats. I will not pass this responsibility to a fifth,” he added, wrongly trying to conflate former President Donald Trump with previous warmongering presidents.
White House National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan was asked about the plans on Fox News on Sunday, and couldn’t commit to not re-sending American troops into Afghanistan.
“I can’t make any guarantees about what will happen inside the country. No one can,” he also added.