Now that the twice-impeached ex-president who never won the popular vote is out of office, it’s easy for him to say how he would have handled any situation and insist he would have done things much better. He seems to believe that Americans have forgotten his four years in office.
Rep. Liz Cheney on Trump saying chaos in Afghanistan wouldn't be happening if he was in charge: "He set this in motion … the idea that you can sit at a table and negotiate with the Taliban, count on them to defend our security, is wrong." pic.twitter.com/1rkqw3uM5W
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 24, 2021
The same man who bribed a foreign country, putting American security at risk, who goaded a dangerous foreign leader by calling him fat and short on Twitter, who was openly laughed at for his ridiculous bragging by leaders at a United Nations meeting, and who publicly berated leaders of our allied countries says now that he would have handled the exit from Afghanistan, an exit that he himself orchestrated through a peace deal with the Taliban, much better than Joe Biden.
Rep. Liz Cheney (R-WY) made an appearance on Fox News on Tuesday to offer her thoughts on Trump’s recent claims. Speaking to Neil Cavuto on Fox News Sunday, Cheney said:
‘He set this in motion. He began the process of negotiating with the Taliban, he said many times that the Taliban was going to kill terrorists on our behalf, he praised the Taliban, and he apparently wanted to invite them to Camp David…the idea that you can sit at a table and negotiate with the Taliban, count on them to defend our security, is wrong.’
Cheney also said that Biden owns the decisions he’s made and is responsible for what has happened under his watch, but that Trump had contributed significantly to the mess that was made.
Twitter largely agreed with her, although others questioned whether the daughter of former Vice President Dick Cheney, who was instrumental in taking the country into the 20-year war with Afghanistan, should be speaking about war and responsibility at all. Read some of their comments below: