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Former President Trump speaks to US troops in Afghanistan.

Photo by The White House

Reprinted with permission from Alternet

With the Taliban now in total control of Afghanistan for the first time since 2001, former President Donald Trump is claiming that President Joe Biden deserves all of the blame — failing to acknowledge Biden was essentially following Trump and former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo's plan for withdrawing U.S. troops from that country, although at a slower pace. And Trump is being mocked unmercifully on Twitter for his ludicrous statements.

Trump, in a statement, said: "First you bring out all of the American citizens. Then you bring out ALL equipment. Then you bomb the bases into smithereens — AND THEN YOU BRING OUT THE MILITARY. You don't do it in reverse order like Biden and our woke Generals did. No chaos, no death — they wouldn't even know we left!"

New York Times reporter Maggie Haberman tweeted Trump's statement, commenting:

After reading Haberman's tweet, conservative attorney George Conway — one of Trump's most vehement critics on the right — posted:

Here are some more responses to Trump's statement:

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