Former President Donald Trump claims he sent a photo of his house to the Taliban co-founder as proof that he could “obliterate” him if he crossed the line.
Before his successor, President Biden, issued the “horrible withdrawal” from Afghanistan, Trump, 76, said that during 18 months of negotiations from the White House, he had threatened Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar.
“I sent him a picture of his house. Baradar the Butcher. He said, ‘But why do you send me a picture of my house?’ I said, ‘You’ll have to figure that one out. I said, ‘If you do anything, we’re going to hit you harder than any country has ever been hit.’ In the second segment of his sit-down interview, which aired late on Thursday, Trump made an allegation.
Trump emphasized that it was he who reduced the US military presence in Afghanistan to a very small number of soldiers because he wanted to leave the country.
“We would have had a very similar schedule, but I would have taken the military out last. Saying he would also have not allowed $85 billion worth of the best military equipment in the world” to be “left behind.”
Instead, 13 military men were killed in bombings at Kabul Airport in August of last year as a result of Biden’s terrible pullout.
“We lost 13 soldiers, and we also had a large number of soldiers horribly wounded — no legs, no arms, their faces blown to smithereens,” Trump mentioned to Hannity.