Possible 'First Ad of Trump's Next Presidential Campaign' Roasts Biden Over Afghan Fiasco
18:59 GMT 05.09.2021 (Updated: 13:23 GMT 06.08.2022)
The advertisement was produced by Trump’s Save America political action committee and reportedly “ran briefly” on cable TV.
As US President Joe Biden faces criticism at home for his handling of the evacuation effort in Afghanistan, it appears that his presidential predecessor Donald Trump is also using this opportunity to criticise the POTUS.
According to Fox News, a new ad titled "Failure", produced by Trump’s Save America PAC and released earlier this week, "ran briefly on cable TV".
The ad criticises Biden over events that transpired last month in Afghanistan when the Taliban* terrorist organisation ended up seizing control of the country and capturing vast amounts of military hardware abandoned because of the hasty withdrawal of US troops from the country.
Noting that Trump’s PAC is now fundraising off the ad, the media outlet points out that the 45th US president has "repeatedly teased" a possible presidential run in 2024.
And if he actually follows through, "the spot could be seen as the first ad of the next presidential campaign", Fox News adds.
Meanwhile, Trump has reportedly announced his upcoming trip to Iowa, with the media outlet noting that the Iowa caucuses "for half a century have kicked off the presidential nominating calendar".
5 September 2021, 14:20 GMT
Last month, Taliban forces seized control of most of Afghanistan as the United States and its allies pulled their military out of the country, with Taliban insurgents entering Kabul well before the US troop withdrawal was complete.
More than 122,000 people were taken out of the country during the evacuation conducted by the United States and its allies; the last of the US forces left the country in the early hours of 31 August.