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I Would Have Saved Bagram, Taken Troopers out Final, Not Left Tools

On Wednesday’s “Hugh Hewitt Present,” 2024 Republican presidential candidate former President Donald Trump said that despite the fact that he would have withdrawn from Afghanistan, he would have stored Bagram Air Base, not withdrawn American troopers first, and never left American navy tools behind in Afghanistan.

Trump said that whereas he was going to withdraw, “we have been additionally conserving the monster Air Pressure base that price billions and billions of {dollars} to construct a few years earlier than, the longest runways, essentially the most highly effective runways on the earth. And we weren’t conserving it for Afghanistan. We have been conserving it as a result of it’s an hour away from the place China makes their nuclear weapons. It’s known as Bagram. And Bagram, they gave it up. … And also you don’t deliver the troopers out first. The very first thing you be taught is you don’t take — you’re taking the troopers out final. So, we’ve folks there, maybe hundreds of individuals, American folks, however others, that ought to have come out. … I stated, I would like each nail, I would like each screw, each tank, each aircraft. I even need the hangars that they constructed, their moveable hangars, huge canvas, moveable hangars. I would like every thing. And it was all popping out.”

Observe Ian Hanchett on Twitter @IanHanchett

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