Former President Donald Trump on Sunday called on President Joe Biden to “resign in disgrace” over his handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal, which gave way to a massive turmoil in the country, as the Taliban took over the capital.
In a statement reacting to the Taliban insurgence that has shaken Afghanistan, and the world to its core, Mr. Trump wrote, “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.”
Furthermore, Republicans have blasted Biden for the current crisis in the country, where the U.S. had maintained a presence for 20 years. Biden was also criticized by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, who told Fox News the situation would not have happened if Trump was still in office on Thursday. Meanwhile, reacting to the chaos, Rep. Michael McCaul (R-Texas) said the US troop pullout has been “an unmitigated disaster of epic proportions”
On Sunday, the Taliban rapidly took control of most of the country, including the capital city of Kabul, where U.S. troops have been sent to evacuate the embassy. Taliban fighters gathered inside the presidential palace in Kabul, Afghanistan after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled the country on August 15, 2021. Mobs of panicked people could be seen trying to frantically leave the country at the airport, in fear of what may befall next.