Trump says he threatened to ‘wipe out’ Taliban leader

Former President Donald Trump claims he threatened to “wipe out” the Taliban co-founder if he stepped out of line – even sending him a photo of his home to prove he could.

Trump, 76, told Fox News’ Sean Hannity he threatened Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar during 18 months of White House talks before his successor, President Biden, ordered the “horrific withdrawal” from Afghanistan.

“I sent him a picture of his house,” Trump insisted on the leader dubbed “Baradar the Butcher,” who is now deputy prime minister after the Taliban seized power.

“He said, ‘But why, but why are you sending me a picture of my house?’ I said, ‘You have to find that out,'” Trump claimed in the second part of his sit-in interview, which aired late Thursday.

“I said, ‘If you do anything, we’re going to hit you harder than any country has ever been hit.’

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Former President Trump said he threatened Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar in negotiations during his first 18 months in office.


Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar

Trump claimed Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar responded to a threat by saying, “I understand Your Excellency.”


“He said, ‘I understand, Your Excellency.’ He called me Your Excellency — I don’t know if that’s what he calls Biden,” he insisted.

Trump noted how he “wanted to get out of Afghanistan” and was the one who “reduced the US presence to very few troops.”

“We would have had a very similar schedule, but I would have taken out the military last,” he insisted, saying he also would not have allowed “the world’s best military equipment” worth $85 billion to be “left behind.”

Soldiers carry the coffin of an army major killed in Afghanistan.
Trump condemned how Biden’s “terrible retreat” killed 13 US soldiers and “terribly wounded” others.
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Instead, Biden’s “horrific retreat” resulted in 13 military personnel being blown up in horrific scenes of chaos at Kabul airport last August.

“We lost 13 soldiers, and we also had a large number of soldiers who were horribly wounded — no legs, no arms, their faces ripped apart,” Trump told Hannity.

He also stressed that “many bad people” in the mass of people who crammed uncontrolled into jets in the rush to flee were also able to flee Afghanistan.

“A lot of bad people got on those planes. Evil people – terrorists,” he stressed.

https://nypost.com/2022/09/23/trump-says-he-threatened-to-obliterate-taliban-leader/ Trump says he threatened to ‘wipe out’ Taliban leader

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