Former US President Donald Trump has once again slammed his beleaguered successor Joe Biden over his botched handling of America’s withdrawal from Afghanistan, telling Americans in a video statement that yesterday’s shocking bombing attack in Kabul “would not have happened if I were your president.”
“As one nation, America mourns the loss of our brave and brilliant service members in a savage and barbaric terrorist attack in Afghanistan” said Mr Trump, reflecting on an Islamic State bombing attack that killed at least 85 people including 13 American servicemen.
It comes just days after the populist icon attacked Mr Biden for his mass airlifting of so-called Afghan refugees out of Kabul airport, insisting that American citizens should be given priority on US flights and asking: “How many terrorists will Joe Biden bring to America? We don’t know!”
Mr Trump’s dignified statement of mourning also follows outrage over Joe Biden’s flippant response to complaints about his botched withdrawal in the days before the brutal bombing attack, with viral video footage showing the Democrat leader smirking after concerned press questions about American citizens trapped behind Taliban lines.
“These noble American warriors laid down their lives in the line of duty. They sacrifice themselves for the country they loved, racing against time to save their fellow citizens from harm’s way” continued Trump. “They died as American heroes and our nation will honour their memory forever.
“I want to express my deepest condolences to the families of those we have lost. All Americans grieve alongside you.
“Together we also pray that God will heal the other courageous American service members who were wounded in this heinous attack.
“In addition, our hearts are with the families of all the innocent civilians who died and with the many men, women and children who were terribly injured in this act of evil.
“This tragedy should never have taken place. It should never have happened. And it would not have happened if I were your president.
“I hope every American will join me in continuing to pray for the safe return of US citizens and soldiers from Afghanistan in the coming days.”