Former President Donald Trump on Monday called a conservative radio show to complain about media spending “all night” on Sunday covering deadly and massively destructive Hurricane Ida instead of his “grand deal” with the Taliban.
Trump’s ill-fated deal, signed by his administration in February 2020, promised that the United States would leave Afghanistan on May 1 of the same year, which did not happen. American troops finally withdrew on Monday after 20 years of war.
“Afghanistan is not even something that can be rationally discussed,” Trump told host Todd Starnes. “The level of stupidity – and we had a great deal,” he added.
Several political observers and international experts have criticized Trump’s deal for emboldening the Taliban and laying the groundwork for the chaos of the US military exit under Trump’s successor President Joe Biden this month.
Kori Schake, who worked for the National Security Council and the State Department of the George W. Bush administration, called Trump’s overly pro-Taliban deal “one of the most outrageous diplomatic deals on record. ” last week. Trump arranged for “the strongest state in the international order” to be “swindled by a terrorist organization,” she added.
Trump also boasted to Starnes that there were 68,000 people at his maskless political rally in Alabama earlier this month. He inflated the actual numbers by more than 50%, according to estimates from the Secret Service and the Morgan County Sheriff’s Office.
“We have the people,” he said. “They don’t take this.”
Trump then went on to denounce the “media, which are bogus, crooked and corrupt, they are the worst people, they are the most corrupt people.”
“The only thing I don’t understand is why. They must hate our country. And they are, in fact, the enemy of the people. But the corrupt media show the hurricane all night, ”the former president added.
Starnes tried, but couldn’t say a word. Check out their exchange at the top.
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