Former President Donald Trump issued a statement Sunday calling for President Joe Biden’s resignation over the situation in Afghanistan, the border crisis and a “tremendous surge” in COVID-19 cases.
“It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen to Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy,” Trump said in the statement.
“It shouldn’t be a big deal, because he wasn’t elected legitimately in the first place!” he added, reiterating his unfounded claims of voter fraud during the 2020 presidential election.
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The Taliban advanced Sunday into the capital city of Kabul after the democratically elected president, Ashraf Ghani, fled the country. As of Sunday, the militant group was reportedly preparing to declare the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan,” the country’s pre-2001 name, according to an anonymous source within the Taliban.
Trump had lamented Biden’s failure to follow “the plan our Administration left for him,” adding that the withdrawal of troops should have been informed by the situation on the ground, according to a Saturday statement. (RELATED: Page From Republican Party Website Touting Trump’s Taliban Deal Appears To Be Removed)
“The Taliban no longer has fear or respect for America, or America’s power. What a disgrace it will be when the Taliban raises their flag over America’s Embassy in Kabul. This is complete failure through weakness, incompetence, and total strategic incoherence,” the former president added.
House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy demanded Sunday an investigation into the Biden administration’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan, warning that the decision to fully withdraw troops before the Sep. 11 deadline was a “mistake that will haunt us for decades.”