Last Updated on August 24, 2021
45th President Donald Trump has released a statement slamming Joe Biden for his disastrous Afghanistan withdrawal, noting that new reports suggest only 4,000 of the 37,000 people evacuated from Afghanistan are American citizens, with the rest being likely refugees who will now be settled throughout the West.
“Biden surrendered Afghanistan to terrorists and left thousands of Americans for dead by pulling out the Military before our citizens. Now we are learning that out of the 26,000 people who have been evacuated, only 4,000 are Americans,” wrote President Trump.
“You can be sure the Taliban, who are now in complete control, didn’t allow the best and brightest to board these evacuation flights. Instead, we can only imagine how many thousands of terrorists have been airlifted out of Afghanistan and into neighborhoods around the world. What a terrible failure. NO VETTING. How many terrorists will Joe Biden bring to America? We don’t know!”
Today, multiple establishment media reporters have noted that a leaked State Department cable with evacuation numbers as of yesterday reveal that only a total of 4,407 American citizens were evacuated by the Biden regime on Monday, while 21,533 Afghan nationals have been air lifted out of the country via the embattled Kabul airport.
NEW: Leaked State cable with evacuation numbers (as of Aug 23 at 1500 ET):
Total manifested since midnight Kabul AUG 23: 483 AMCITS, 6,425 Afghans natls, 8 3rd country/unknown. Total = 6,916
Total manifested since op began: 4,407 AMCITS, 21,533 Afghans, 642 TCNs. Total = 26,582
— Alex Ward (@alexbward) August 24, 2021
Am told the Biden Administration, on noon (eastern) briefing call for lawmakers, estimated that 4,000 Americans have been evacuated from Afghanistan.
— Olivier Knox (@OKnox) August 23, 2021
In one of the latest steps of this bungled withdrawal, the Biden regime leaked to establishment media that it was considering air strikes to destroy the military equipment left in the country by the United States during its hasty withdrawal, but feared a hostile response from the Taliban. Many noted that these reports will give the Taliban ample time to relocate and secure any equipment they view as valuable.
President Trump has repeatedly reminded Americans that his plan would have seen American citizens evacuated from the country first, then American military equipment and bases removed or destroyed second, and finally, a full military withdrawal when no Americans or American assets were left in the country. Biden, however, removed the military first, is now attempting to evacuate the citizens, and is seemingly leaving the billions of dollars military equipment and installations for the Taliban to use as they see fit.