President Donald Trump released a statement this week slamming Joe Biden’s handling of the Afghanistan troop withdrawal, southern border, gas prices, and inflation on Friday.
“Tragic mess in Afghanistan, a completely open and broken Border, Crime at record levels, oil prices through the roof, inflation rising, and taken advantage of by the entire world—DO YOU MISS ME YET?” Trump said in a statement from his Save America PAC on Thursday.
Trump’s criticism came after the Taliban captured three more of Afghanistan’s provincial capitals on Friday as U.S. forces rush to leave the country. Biden has ordered American soldiers to withdraw from Afghanistan as of Aug. 31, but will now leave earlier amid a rising threat posed by the Taliban.
“If I were now President, the world would find that our withdrawal from Afghanistan would be a conditions-based withdrawal,” said Trump, departing from Biden’s approach. “I personally had discussions with top Taliban leaders whereby they understood what they are doing now would not have been acceptable.”
“It would have been a much different and much more successful withdrawal, and the Taliban understood that better than anyone. What is going on now is not acceptable. It should have been done much better,” he added.
American officials estimate that the Taliban will retake the city of Kabul, Afghanistan’s capital, within the next month, despite Biden’s prediction that it wouldn’t happen until a year after U.S. withdrawal.
In addition to the Middle East, Trump also blasted Biden on the southern border, energy, and rising inflation.
At the border, conditions inside migrant facilities have deteriorated with the massive influx of migrants, causing “tent cities” to be built. To make matters worse, most of the migrants overwhelming border cities are reportedly testing positive for COVID-19. Meanwhile, border patrol agents have reported that they are overwhelmed and understaffed.
As for the economy, oil and gas prices have soared after Biden issued a moratorium on domestic drilling and rolled back Trump’s energy policies. Just this week, Biden made an urgent request to OPEC to produce more oil for the United States since we can no longer rely on ourselves for our energy needs.
As the success of Biden’s foreign and domestic policies continues to decline, so has his approval rating.
A June survey conducted by Monmouth University shows that Biden’s approval rating has dipped below 50 percent. Only 48 percent approve of his presidential performance, while 43 percent disapprove.
If America’s economy and foreign policy does not improve in the coming months, Democrats could face significant challenges in the upcoming elections.