(The Tennessee Star) Former President Donald Trump called on President Joe Biden Sunday evening to resign over a number of policy outcomes, foremost among them Afghanistan’s looming fall to the Taliban after the withdrawal of American troops.
The former president also chided the current commander-in-chief over his management of the U.S.-Mexico border where enforcement personnel encounter over 200,000 illegal entrants each month. Biden also received his predecessor’s reprehension for ending the Keystone XL Pipeline project and making other decisions detrimental to domestic energy production and the U.S. economy generally.
“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,” the former president said in a statement. “It shouldn’t be a big deal, because he wasn’t elected legitimately in the first place!”
Last month, Biden announced that all American troops would leave Afghanistan by the end of August. Then, on Sunday, the Taliban entered the capital city of Kabul, the American Embassy was evacuated, and the president of Afghanistan fled the country. Over the past week, the cities of Kandahar, Herat and Kunduz have fallen to the Taliban. The president announced this weekend that the U.S. would send thousands of troops back to Afghanistan.
On Sunday, the U.S. Embassy in Afghanistan sent out a security alert saying, “The security situation in Kabul is changing quickly including at the airport. There are reports of the airport taking fire; therefore we are instructing U.S. citizens to shelter in place.”
After former President Trump’s statement calling for Biden’s resignation was released, Rep. Mark Green (R-TN-7) told The Star News Network, “President Biden has proven his incompetence and inability to keep the American people safe.”
Rep. Green issued the following statement to The Star News Network late Sunday on the fall of Afghanistan:
From the dissolved southern border to the despicable way this withdrawal was executed, President Biden has proven his incompetence and inability to keep the American people safe. He has completely failed as Commander in Chief.
“I’m worried about a number of Afghans who helped us when I served there,” one former American military contractor who served in Afghanistan in 2010 and 2011 told The Star News Network on Sunday.
“I’m worried about their families as well, because President Biden has abandoned them and left them to the mercy of the Taliban. The Taliban has no mercy for its enemies. I am very worried that mass executions of those who helped us for many years are about to take place,” the former contractor said.