Before leaving office, President Trump issued a US troop withdrawal from Afghanistan by May 1st.
Now, Biden has delayed that until September 11th. This has left many people to speculate that Biden is doing this in order to increase tensions, once again, in the region. This puts the lives of our soldiers and the Afghans at risk and increases the financial burden on all Americans. The unrest this may affect could give Biden an excuse to leave troops there indefinitely as the situation escalates due to Biden’s actions. Is this Biden’s intent?
This afternoon, President Trump issued a statement scolding the Biden Regime for yet another bad decision in foreign policy in just three months in The Whitehouse.
The Statement from President Trump can be read, below
– April 18, 2021 –
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America
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I wish Joe Biden wouldn’t use September 11th as the date to withdraw our troops from Afghanistan, for two reasons. First, we can and should get out earlier. Nineteen years is enough, in fact, far too much and way too long. I made early withdraw 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). Secondly, September 11th represents a very sad event and period for our Country and should remain a day of reflection and remembrance honoring those great souls we lost. Getting out of Afghanistan is a wonderful and positive thing to do. I planned to withdraw on May 1st, and we should keep as close to that schedule as possible.
Here is an image of the official release from POTUS 45: