KEY POINTS

  • Trump blasted Biden over his decision to withdraw US troops from Afghanistan
  • The withdrawal comes after the U.S. signed a deal with the Taliban in 2020
  • Trump is set to release a book covering the four years of his term as president

Former President Donald Trump on Sunday blasted President Joe Biden over a string of “catastrophic events” that occurred since he took over the White House in January. 

During an interview on “Life, Liberty & Levin” hosted by Mark Levin, the former head of state slammed Biden’s decision to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan as “embarrassing.” He also claimed “nobody” talked about the soldiers who were injured in the Kabul bombing in October.

Trump also blasted Biden over high gas prices and the immigration crisis at the southern border, saying the U.S. became a “dumping ground” for other countries. 

“It was an amazing four years. We did so much in terms of foreign policy, in terms of our nation,” Trump told Levin during the interview.

“And you look at the economy, you look at the horror show of what happened with the bad withdrawal. I think it’s the most embarrassing and humiliating period in the history of our country.”

Trump’s remarks over the Afghanistan withdrawal come nearly two months after Gen. Frank McKenzie, the head of the United States Central Command, in September said a deal between Trump and the Taliban in 2020 led to the collapse of the Afghan government. 

Under the deal signed by U.S. Special Representative Zalmy Khalilzad and Taliban deputy leader Mullah Baradar, the insurgent group agreed to sever ties with Al-Qaeda and other terrorist groups and engage in peace talks with the Afghans. In return, the U.S. would cut troop levels and close five military bases in Afghanistan over the next 135 days.

If the deal worked out and both sides keep to their commitments, all U.S. troops would leave Afghanistan by spring 2021. 

“The signing of the Doha agreement had a really pernicious effect on the government of Afghanistan and on its military,” McKenzie told the House Armed Services Committee in September, according to The Guardian

Trump’s appearance on “Life, Liberty & Levin” comes as his first post-presidency book, “Our Journey Together,” is expected to hit the shelves on Dec. 7. The photo book will feature hundreds of photographs picked by Trump chronicling his four years in the White House. 

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