Trump Says Saigon Was ‘Child’s Play’ Compared to Afghanistan Disaster

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On Tuesday, former President Trump blasted the disastrous evacuation of U.S. citizens and Afghan allies from Kabul saying Saigon was “child’s play” compared to the ongoing chaos.

Newsmax reports:

“What took place yesterday in Afghanistan made our withdrawal from Vietnam look like child’s play,” Trump said in a statement released through his Save America PAC.

“Perhaps in World history, there has never been a withdrawal operation that has been handled so disastrously. A President who has been illegitimately elected has brought great shame, in many ways, to our Country!”

Trump’s statement comes after President Biden stood firm in the decision to withdraw American troops from the region after 20 years. During a speech on Monday, Biden acknowledged that the country fell more rapidly than he expected. However, reports have also emerged that Biden ignored advice from top generals regarding the withdrawal of troops.

“The truth is, this did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated,” Biden said. “We gave them every chance to determine their own future. We could not provide them with the will to fight for that future.”

On Monday, Trump also issued a statement criticizing Biden over the method in which he pulled troops out of the country.

“It’s not that we left Afghanistan. It’s the grossly incompetent way we left!” Trump said through his Save America PAC.

Taliban forces seized and took control of capital city Kabul on Sunday, drawing comparisons to the fall of Saigon at the end of the Vietnam War. Both events included images of helicopters evacuating Americans from the U.S. Embassy as enemy troops approached.


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