DONALD Trump has said he would "never" have allowed the horror Kabul airport bombing to take place after slamming Joe Biden's handling of the crisis – as calls for the President to resign grow.
He described the bombing – that killed at least 13 US troops and dozens of Afghan civilians – as "an evil act" that should "never have been allowed to happen" in a video message released Thursday night.
In a direct attack on his successor, Trump added the ISIS attack wouldn't have taken place "if I were your president".
"This tragedy should never have taken place," he fumed.
"It should never have happened and it would not have happened if I were your President."
In an earlier statement, Trump gave his respects for the fallen troops and civilians – which as of Thursday evening stood at a total of 103, including 12 US Marines and one Navy medic.
“Melania and I send our deepest condolences to the families of our brilliant and brave Service Members whose duty to the U.S.A. meant so much to them,” read the 45th president’s statement released earlier on Thursday afternoon before Biden addressed the nation.
Trump added: “Our thoughts are also with the families of the innocent civilians who died today in the savage Kabul attack."
He then turned to aim his fury on the current Commander-in-Chief, without naming him directly.
"This tragedy should never have been allowed to happen, which makes our grief even deeper and more difficult to understand.
“May God Bless the U.S.A.”
Later on Fox News, the former President blasted the "disgrace" of Biden's leadership – saying America has been made to "look like fools".
"It's a very dangerous time for our country," Trump added.
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BLOOD IN KABUL
The disarray that has defined the last days of Afghanistan, and following Thursday’s deadly suicide bombing at Amid Karzai International Airport in Kabul.
At least 90 Afghans have been killed and more than 100 people hurt in the attacks, the Wall Street Journal reported.
ISIS-K has claimed responsibility for the Kabul airport slayings, releasing an images of the so-called "martyr" Abdul Rehman Al-Loghri.
The terror group also bragged about how the mass killer was able to come within 16 feet of American troops who were screening Afghans trying to evacuate.
in an address to the nation, Biden expressed his somber condolences for the loss of Marines and troops killed in the deadly Kabul airport bombings heroes and also let "those who carried out this attack" know: "We will hunt you down and make you pay."
‘BIDEN, RESIGN NOW’
A growing list of outspoken Republicans are calling for President Biden’s impeachment or urging him to resign since his evacuation strategy became a tragedy following Thursday’s deadly attacks.
Former ambassador to the United Nations, Nikki Haley, rhetorically called on Biden to bow out as the leader of the free world, only to fear that the empty post would then be occupied by Vice President Kamala Harris.
"Should Biden step down or be removed for his handling of Afghanistan? Yes," Haley tweeted.
"But that would leave us with Kamala Harris which would be ten times worse.
“God help us."
Other Trump loyalists came forward to blame Biden for bungling the Afghanistan exit.
Sen. Lindsey Graham, of South Carolina already had gone public with demands that Biden face impeachment.
Sen. Josh Hawley, of Missouri placed the blame squarely on Biden’s shoulders.
"To say that today’s loss of American lives in Kabul is sickening does not begin to do justice to what has happened,” he posted in a tweet.
“It is enraging.
“And Joe Biden is responsible.
He then added: “It is now clear beyond all doubt that he has neither the capacity nor the will to lead.
“He must resign."
Other GOP lawmakers also condemned Biden and demanded he get removed or exit immediately.
Sen. Marsha Blackburn of Tennessee demanded Biden, Harris, and namechecking several national security officials to swiftly leave their posts.
"Joe Biden, Kamala Harris, Antony Blinken, Lloyd Austin and General Milley should all resign or face impeachment and removal from office," she said, according to Fox News.
Former Trump White House advisor Kellyanne Conway chided the calls for Biden to step down by minimizing one of the two impeachments brought against Trump’s presidency.
"#Impeach,” she tweeted.
“It's not like they called the President of Ukraine or anything."
The Senate impeached President Trump in February 2020 after a Democratic-led House on charges of trying to sway Ukraine to probe Joe Biden and the shadowy dealings of his son Hunter Biden.
Other members of Congress were just as perturbed over the scrutiny between the two presidents.
Joe Biden has blood on his hands.
The buck stops with the President of the United States,” railed Rep. Elise Stefanik of New York.
She continued: "This horrific national security and humanitarian disaster is solely the result of Joe Biden’s weak and incompetent leadership.
"He is unfit to be Commander-in-Chief."
"If President Trump can be impeached over a phone call, then the time has come to IMPEACH Biden for gross negligence in Afghanistan," Rep. Ronny Jackson of Texas tweeted.
"Americans deserve better. We deserve better than someone who willfully IGNORES the WORST crisis in decades."
Rep. Greg Staube of Florida was just as blunt with his dismay.
“Joe Biden needs to take responsibility and resign.
“We must keep our troops safe and our country protected. God bless our soldiers and their families.”
“The Biden Administration has failed Americans on yet another front. Americans have now died due to this Administration’s failures,” posted Rep. Michael Cloud of Texas.
“This is inexcusable & I am calling on Pres. Biden, Sec. of State Blinken, and Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Milley to resign.”
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