‘Time to Come Home!’ Donald Trump’s Long Frustration with the Afghanistan War, by Charlie Spiering.
“Do not allow our very stupid leaders to sign a deal that keeps us in Afghanistan through 2024 — with all costs by U.S.A.,” Trump wrote on Twitter in November 2013. “MAKE AMERICA GREAT!”
Trump shared his frank assessment about the Afghanistan conflict many times in 2013, as the United States military was repeatedly hit by terrorist attacks in the region.
“Let’s get out of Afghanistan. Our troops are being killed by the Afghanis we train and we waste billions there,” he wrote. “Nonsense! Rebuild the USA.” …
“We have wasted an enormous amount of blood and treasure in Afghanistan. Their government has zero appreciation. Let’s get out!” Trump said after Karzai’s bluster. “Can you believe that “President” Karzai of Afghanistan is holding out for more, more, more and refuses to sign deal. Tell him to go to hell!” …
“We should leave Afghanistan immediately. No more wasted lives,” he wrote. “If we have to go back in, we go in hard & quick. Rebuild the US first.”
Trump told voters that he would listen to the generals, instead of the foreign policy establishment.
“I am proud instead to have the support of our warfighting generals, active duty military officers, and top military experts who know how to win – and know how to keep us out of endless war,” he said.