President Donald Trump strongly criticized Joe Biden for mishandling the devastating situation that occurred in Kabul, Afghanistan over the weekend, in an exclusive interview with Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Tuesday.
Trump condemned Biden’s mishandling of the U.S. troop withdrawal from Afghanistan that led to the Taliban’s takeover of the country, saying “I don’t think in all of the years our country has ever been so humiliated.”
“It is a terrible time for our country. I don’t think in all of the years our country has ever been so humiliated. I don’t know what you call it – a military defeat or a psychological defeat, there has never been anything like what’s happened here,” Trump told Hannity.
The 45th president went as far as to say that Biden could cause a hostage crisis worse than Jimmy Carter’s Iran Hostage Crisis of 1979.
“You can go back to Jimmy Carter with the hostages. We all thought that was a great embarrassment and we were pulled out of that by Ronald Reagan. This is many many times worst,” he said. “You are dealing with thousands and thousands of Americans and others that are stranded and very dangerously… in Afghanistan. So it’s something that you can’t even believe.”
Trump also gave insight into a conversation he had with Taliban leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar last year where he warned the Taliban that the United States would strike back with a force “no country has ever been hit with before” if any Americans were harmed, or if the Taliban approached the United States.
“I told him upfront … ‘let me just tell you right now that if anything happens to Americans or anybody else or if you ever come over to our land, we will hit you with a force that no country has ever been hit with before. A force so great to that you won’t even believe it,'” said the 45th president.
Trump also told Hannity that America needs a “president that’s respected” and is willing to defend the United States as the Trump administration did when U.S. forced killed ISIS leader Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi in 2019.
“What you need more than anything is a president that’s respected. You need a president that got rid of ISIS. We hundred percent got rid of ISIS … nobody’s ever done what we’ve done. We were respected all over the world,” he continued.