(USA Features) Former President Donald Trump stepped up his criticism of his successor on Monday after he called on President Joe Biden to resign a day earlier amid a collapsing situation in Afghanistan.
“First Joe Biden surrendered to COVID and it has come roaring back,” Trump said via his Save America PAC.
“Then he surrendered to the Taliban, who has quickly overtaken Afghanistan and destroyed confidence in American power and influence,” he added.
“The outcome in Afghanistan, including the withdrawal, would have been totally different if the Trump Administration had been in charge,” the statement continued.
“Who or what will Joe Biden surrender to next? Someone should ask him, if they can find him.”
The former president is keeping the heat on Biden as the situation in Afghanistan deteriorated quickly over the past week, as Taliban forces retook major cities and provinces with little-to-no resistance for the American-trained and financed Afghan military.
Taliban fighters made their way to the outskirts of the capital city of Kabul on Sunday, and entered the city on Monday, taking over key junctions and chokepoints and occupying the presidential palace after Afghan President Ashraf Ghani over the weekend in fear of their lives.
“Can anyone even imagine taking out our Military before evacuating civilians and others who have been good to our Country and who should be allowed to seek refuge?” Trump added Monday.
“In addition, these people left topflight and highly sophisticated equipment. Who can believe such incompetence?” he further noted.
“Under my Administration, all civilians and equipment would have been removed.”
On Sunday, Trump railed at Biden after he ordered thousands more U.S. troops back into Afghanistan to assist in evacuating American diplomatic personnel from the U.S. Embassy near the airport, calling on the 46th president to resign.
“It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen in Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy,” the former president said in a statement issued from his Save America PAC.
“It shouldn’t be a big deal, because he wasn’t elected legitimately in the first place!“ Trump jabbed.
It’s not clear how much longer U.S. forces will remain at the airport in Kabul or what demands the Taliban will make in the coming days as the militant group sets up a new government.