2024 ELECTION/AFGHANISTAN/LINDSEY GRAHAM: “Sen. Lindsey O. Graham (R-S.C.), an ally of Trump’s who disagreed with his decision to withdraw from Afghanistan, said: ‘I told him, I think this and the border are going to be one-two punches for Biden. He agreed and is just surprised that Biden let it get this much out of hand.’

Trump is also showing signs of recalibrating his decisions after the withdrawal, some allies said.

‘It’s almost certain he runs. I’d be shocked if he doesn’t,’ Graham said. ‘I thought he would wait until after the midterms, but now I’m not so sure. I think Afghanistan has a lot to do with it. Before Afghanistan, I would have said the chance of him announcing before the midterm was almost zero. Now I’m not so sure.’”

-Matt Viser and Josh Dawsey, “Trump reaches out to families of U.S. service members killed in Afghanistan,” washingtonpost.com, September 8, 2021