Former President Donald Trump said Afghanistan was “the most incompetently handled thing, and all over the world, we are being scorned, we are being laughed at,” on "The Mark Levin Show" Wednesday.
Trump compared the state of the country under his administration to how it is faring under the Biden Administration on conservative author Mark Levin's show.
“What has happened to our country in the last eight months is not even imaginable,” Trump said. Afghanistan “makes the border look competent; the border is totally incompetent.”
Below is a transcript of this portion of "The Mark Levin Show":
Donald Trump: "What has happened to our country in the last eight months is not even imaginable. With inflation raging, with gasoline at $1.87 and now it's over $5, with the border at a level that nobody has ever imagined it, millions of people have already poured through our border, and these are people from jails, prisoners, we have people coming into our country that we don’t want.
"And the biggest embarrassment of all, the only thing good about the border, because, frankly, this makes the border look competent; the border is totally incompetent. I don’t believe they’re doing it on purpose, I just believe they’re incompetent -- I really do believe -- because they cheat in elections; they don’t need these people to vote.
"The fact is that the Afghanistan situation -- taking the military out, having the Taliban move in, then we rely on the Taliban. We give them lists of people, of Americans, we gave them lists of all the Americans and all of the people that helped us. We gave those lists to the Taliban, so now they can just knock on doors and say, 'You’re on the list.'
"It is the most incompetently handled, and then, on top of everything else, to give them the best military equipment in the world, the best in the world: the night goggles. You see, now they’re fighting at night, they hated to fight at night because they didn’t have the technology or the goggles. But now they’re fighting at night. They’re fighting your area that they have not been able to take over; I understand that area is practically done. How could they fight Panjshir, how could they fight when they don’t have this kind of equipment?
"So they use the American equipment to wipe out, probably wipe out, you know, it’s being reported they’re still sort of fighting, but they don’t have a chance. And they’re fighting at night with our goggles, where they can see perfectly.
"It is the most incompetently handled thing, and all over the world, we are being scorned, we are being laughed at by -- could you imagine Putin, President Xi of China, Kim Jong-Un of North Korea, you take a look at Merkel of Germany, and all of the people; they’re at the top of their game.
Mark Levin: "And you know them all."
Trump: "I know them all. They’re all at the top of their game. These are really smart -- these are people that get it.
"I actually had a good relationship, but I was wise to it because they've been ripping off our country. I mean Europe, Germany, a lot of -- they've been ripping off our country on trade, they’ve been ripping off our country on NATO.
"I had them pay $430 billion in NATO and the head of NATO said, 'President Trump did something I never thought was possible.'"
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