AFGHANISTAN/TRUMP POST-PRESIDENCY: “Former President Donald Trump on Sunday expressed support for pulling U.S. military forces out of Afghanistan, calling a withdrawal ‘wonderful and positive,’ but pushed back on President Biden’s September 11 deadline for leaving the country.
‘I made early withdraw possible by already pulling much of our billions of dollars and equipment out and, more importantly, reducing our military presence to less than 2,000 troops from the 16,000 level that was there…’
‘Getting out of Afghanistan is a wonderful and positive thing to do,’ Mr. Trump said. ‘I planned to withdraw on May 1st, and we should keep as close to that schedule as possible.'”
-Melissa Quinn, “Trump backs Afghanistan withdrawal, breaking with GOP allies,” msn.com, Apr. 19, 2021