Donald Trump is going to keep wrecking Afghanistan | openDemocracy:
In 2013, Donald Trump tweeted, “Let’s get out of Afghanistan. Our troops are being killed by the Afghanis we train and we waste billions there. Nonsense! Rebuild the USA.”
His isolationist message struck a nerve with voters, but later Trump tried to nuance his position.
While making clear that he believes the US “made a terrible mistake getting involved there in the first place,” he also said that the US would “probably have” to keep US troops in Afghanistan “because that thing will collapse in about two seconds after they leave.”