Donald and Melania Trump shared their ‘deepest condolences’ for the 13 American troops killed by the ISIS bombing at Kabul airport.
“Melania and I send our deepest condolences to the families of our brilliant and brave Service Members whose duty to the USA meant so much to them,” Donald Trump said in a statement. “Our thoughts are also with the families of the innocent civilians who died today in the savage Kabul attack.”
“This tragedy should never have been allowed to happen, which makes our grief even deeper and more difficult to understand,” The former president added.
The Ex-POTUS has heavily criticized President Joe Biden’s handling of the situation in Afghanistan, including the evacuation of Americans in the country and their Afghan allies.
Melania Trump also voiced her thoughts on her Twitter account.
“We are praying for the families and loved ones of the Marine heroes killed in Kabul and for everyone who is suffering during this difficult time,” Melania tweeted.
US officials vowed that they will continue the evacuation mission in Afghanistan despite the ISIS bombing, and have vowed to hunt down the terrorists responsible for the attack.
Meanwhile, furious Republicans continue to criticize President Biden on his response to the worsening crisis in Afghanistan and even called for him to resign or to be impeached.
According to Mail Online, eleven Marines, one Navy medic, and another service member were among the casualties along with dozens of Afghans when the two bombs exploded.
Trump’s former national security adviser HR McMaster warned that the recent ISIS bombing is a sign that there was more to come.
“What we saw today is just the beginning,” McMaster told Yahoo News. “We are going to see horrible image after horrible image.”
“We’re going to confront the steady drumbeat of horrors inflicted on the Afghan people,” McMaster added. “What are we going to do about it? Are we going to give a damn? Or is this going to be like Rwanda?”
McMaster, a retired Army general, and a defense hawk have been critical of President Biden’s decision to stick to the August 31st deadline to pull out American troops.
He was also critical of former President Trump’s February 2020 agreement with the Taliban, which paved the way for the US withdrawal.
Mail Online reported that the first bomber was wearing a vest and was being searched by troops when he detonated. The second one was a car bomb attack. AT the time of this writing, it’s still unclear how the suicide bomber in the vest got through Taliban checkpoints and close enough to the Marines to kill them.
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