We are acting as a police force, not the fighting force that we are, in Afghanistan. After 19 years, it is time for them to police their own Country. Bring our soldiers back home but closely watch what is going on and strike with a thunder like never before, if necessary! — Donald Trump
We are acting as a police force, not the fighting force that we are, in Afghanistan. After 19 years, it is time for them to police their own Country. Bring our soldiers back home but closely watch what is going on and strike with a thunder like never before, if necessary! — Donald Trump

I agree with Pres. Obama on Afghanistan. We should have a speedy withdrawal. Why should we keep wasting our money – rebuild the U.S.! — Donald Trump
I agree with Pres. Obama on Afghanistan. We should have a speedy withdrawal. Why should we keep wasting our money – rebuild the U.S.! — Donald Trump

Ann Coulter Praises Biden for 'Keeping Promise Trump Made But Abandoned' on Afghan Withdrawal
Conservative commentator Ann Coulter has praised Democratic President Joe Biden for "keeping a promise Trump made, but then abandoned when he got to office" in regards to the withdrawal of U.S. military troops from Afghanistan.

"Thank you, President Biden, for keeping a promise Trump made, but then abandoned when he got to office," Coulter wrote in a tweet published on Tuesday afternoon.

"Trump REPEATEDLY demanded that we bring our soldiers home, but only President Biden had the balls to do it," Coulter wrote in a follow-up tweet. She then included screenshots of what she called "a few of Trump's wuss, B.S. - I mean 'masterful' - tweets".

The three Trump tweets she shared were ones he had published between October 2019 and October 2020. In all three, he said the U.S. should "bring our soldiers back home."

"We are acting as a police force, not the fighting force that we are, in Afghanistan," Trump wrote in a May 27, 2020 tweet. "After 19 years, it is time for them to police their own Country. Bring our soldiers back home but closely watch what is going on and strike with a thunder like never before, if necessary!"

Before and during his 2016 campaign for president, Trump criticized the U.S. occupation of Afghanistan.

As early as 2011, he called the Afghanistan occupation "a complete waste," adding, "Time to come home!"

On January 14, 2013, he tweeted, "I agree with Pres. Obama on Afghanistan. We should have a speedy withdrawal. Why should we keep wasting our money – rebuild the U.S.!"

He continued to speak against U.S. troop engagement in Afghanistan during his presidential candidacy. Then, in 2020, the Trump Administration met with Taliban forces to establish a May 1, 2021 withdrawal deadline for U.S. troops.

Because Trump set the withdrawal deadline past the 2020 presidential election, he ran the risk of it occurring under a different presidential administration. That risk came to pass after he lost the 2020 election by over 7 million votes.


Trump has since repeatedly criticized Biden for the withdrawal. Trump has said that it should have been "conditions-based." He also said the Biden administration offered "zero resistance" to the Taliban after Biden became president.

... On August 16, Trump's personal website deleted an April 18 statement from Trump declaring, "Getting out of Afghanistan is a wonderful and positive thing to do."
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