He noted that he had had dealings with the head of the political office of the Taliban, Abdul Ghani Baradar.
“I said: Abdul, if something happens, we will arrange terror for you; it will be terrible. Do not touch the Americans; never come to our country, and you will continue your civil war. I can’t do anything about it; they have been fighting for hundreds of years, they are doing it. And they are good fighters. But I had a good relationship with them,” Trump said at a rally in Alabama, which was broadcast by American media.
Trump’s contacts with Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar were reported in early March 2020.
“I told them: let’s get down to business; there are conditions for agreeing. They did not agree with the first two; we firmly attached them and accepted the conditions. They had a couple of conditions that we were ready to accept,” the ex-president described the course of the negotiations.
However, the subsequent election defeat prevented the right course of the deal, according to Trump.
“Then we had a fake election, a new president. The new president took office, fell on his knees, and said: come in, take everything we have. It’s a shame, the most humiliating thing we’ve ever seen,” he said.
According to the former president, the world is becoming disillusioned with the United States.
“Everyone looks at us and says: what the hell happened to the United States so quickly? They can’t believe it,” Trump concluded.
Negotiations between the United States and the radical Taliban movement took place in February 2020 in Qatar and ended with signing a peace agreement. It provided for the withdrawal of foreign troops from Afghanistan and the beginning of an inter-Afghan dialogue after the prisoner exchange deal.