Donald Trump has called President Joe Biden’s Afghanistan troop withdrawal ‘incompetent’ and warned that a US absence will allow China and Russia to reverse-engineer American military equipment that was left behind.
Trump told ‘Full Measure’ host Sharyl Attkisson that Biden’s handling of the withdrawal could endanger the country while helping its enemies.
‘How can they take this equipment? I guarantee that China, Russia already have our helicopters, they’re taking them apart to find out exactly how they’re made,’ he said during Sunday’s interview.
‘They’re the best in the world by far. And they’re taking them apart so they can make the exact same equipment. They’re very good at that. It’s a disgrace.’
The former president added that he doubted whether the war in Afghanistan was truly over, while citing the widespread refugees who have poured into the United States, where they are often resettled without any vetting process.
‘I don’t know because you have people going all over the world and being dropped all over the world right now, and nobody knows who the hell they are, Sharyl,’ Trump said.
‘These aren’t the interpreters that we took. These were people that rushed into the planes, and they were so interested in trying to make it sound like ‘Oh, they’re doing a good job.’ These people, many of these people are going to be terrorists. Okay? They’re going to be terrorists. They were very powerful. They were very energetic in getting onto the aircraft.’
When asked about his thoughts on the processes in place for resettling Afghan refugees in the US and across the world, the former president said there isn’t enough in the way of background checks or vetting of said refugees, as thousands flee the war-torn country.
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SOURCE: Daily Mail – MATT MCNULTY