Trump Apparently Had a Call With the Taliban Leader--Which We Only Know Because the Taliban Tweeted About It
President Donald Trump isn't known for his restraint when it comes to Twitter, even tweeting or retweeting over a hundred times a day at points.
This time, however, Trump is raising eyebrows because of what someone else tweeted: a spokesperson for the Taliban.
Donald Trump Claims He Asked for John Bolton's Resignation but Now Bolton Is Tweeting and Texting a Different Story
President Donald Trump announced on Twitter Tuesday morning that Head National Security Advisor John Bolton would be leaving the Trump administration.
The news comes after reports that Bolton advised against a planned meeting between Trump and leaders of the Taliban at Camp David on the week of the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
Mike Pence Rails Against the 'Dishonest Media' in a Tweet That Many Believe Was Actually Written by Trump
Americans on both sides of the aisle were stunned this weekend when President Donald Trump announced that a top secret meeting between his administration and leaders of the Taliban had been cancelled after the violent fundamentalist group took credit for a bombing in Kabul that left 12 people, including an American soldier, dead.
It wasn't the meeting's cancellation that was a surprise, but that a meeting with the Taliban and the President at Camp David on the 18th anniversary week of the September 11 attacks was ever on the table in the first place.
Former Chief Strategist for George W. Bush Compares Trump's and Obama's Treatment of the Taliban: 'Enough Said'
President Donald Trump is receiving backlash for a sudden announcement of a cancelled meeting with leaders of the Taliban, a violent and fundamentalist political movement, at Camp David during the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
The peace talks were aimed at ending the years long conflict in Afghanistan, but were called off after the Taliban—which sheltered Osama Bin Laden for years and championed political violence against the United States—claimed credit for an attack in Kabul that left 12 people, including an American soldier, dead.
Old Tweets From Donald Trump Slamming Barack Obama for 'Negotiating' With the Taliban Resurface After Trump Cancels Taliban Meeting
President Donald Trump announced this weekend that he scrapped plans to meet with Taliban leaders at Camp David the week of the 18th anniversary of the September 11 attacks.
The cancellation came after the fundamentalist political movement took credit for killing 12 people, including an American soldier, in an attack on Kabul.
The light in her eyes hasn’t dimmed, despite a life of unspeakable hardship. But Sharbat Gula, perhaps the world’s most famous refugee, now has a home in Afghanistan.
The place where her story began.
Monday night, Donald Trump gave a prime time address to the nation on how he intends to move forward in Afghanistan.
During the speech, Trump made clear that he would not be pulling U.S. forces out of Afghanistan and in fact left the door open to adding more troops on the ground there. He acknowledged that this was at odds with the position he held throughout his campaign last year.