President Joe Biden surely wishes that everyone would forget about last year's botched Afghan withdrawal, but former President Donald Trump wasn't about to let that happen.
“The Afghanistan disaster of exactly one year ago was the most embarrassing, incompetent, and humiliating event in the history of the United States,” the former president posted to Truth Social in remembrance of the day.
“Not the fact that we left, I was the one that got our soldier count down to 2 thousand in preparation for leaving, but the way we left, taking the military out first, 13 dead soldiers (with many badly injured), leaving many Americans behind, and giving the enemy over 85 billion dollars worth of the best military equipment in the world. So sad!” he continued.
Biden let the Taliban retake control of the country just before the U.S. military withdrawal, left billions of dollars of military equipment behind, and presided over a suicide bombing that killed 13 U.S. service members.
On August 25, 2021, Trump called the withdrawal the “single most embarrassing moment in the history of our country.”
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