Former President Donald Trump is blasting President Biden and “our woke generals’” chaotic evacuation operation in Afghanistan — giving his own idea of how it should have been carried out.
“First you bring out all of the American citizens,” Trump said in an emailed statement on Thursday.
“Then you bring out ALL equipment. Then you bomb the bases into smithereens — AND THEN YOU BRING OUT THE MILITARY. You don’t do it in reverse order like Biden and our woke Generals did,” the 45th president said.
“No chaos, no death — they wouldn’t even know we left!” Trump said.
The effort to evacuate thousands of Americans and Afghan citizens following the Taliban’s lightning takeover of Afghanistan on Sunday has been marred by chaos and confusion.
Mobs of Afghans stormed Hamid Karzai International Airport on the outskirts of Kabul in a desperate attempt to flee the country.
Images showed people running alongside and even clinging to a US Air Force transport plane as it taxied down the runway.
The deteriorating situation forced the Biden administration to deploy more troops to Kabul in an attempt to restore order and safety in the capital city.
But Biden, in an interview with ABC News, defended the withdrawal of troops and said no mistakes were made.
“I don’t think it could have been handled in a way that, we’re gonna go back in hindsight and look — but the idea that somehow, there’s a way to have gotten out without chaos ensuing, I don’t know how that happens. I don’t know how that happened,” he said.
Trump also ripped his successor’s handling of the evacuation in a Fox Business interview Wednesday.
“You had to get the people out of there. Can you imagine having your military go home and leaving all those people? That’s called the lamb being led to slaughter,” Trump told Fox Business’ Maria Bartiromo.
“So your military goes home, and they forgot to let those divisions out, they forgot to protect the embassy,” the former commander-in-chief said about the US military abandoning the US Embassy in Kabul as the Taliban took control of the city.