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Trump says he has ‘a mouth that tells the truth’ while making false statements at Georgia rally

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  • Former President Donald Trump criticized the US withdrawal from Afghanistan at a rally in Georgia on Saturday.

  • Trump said Democrats think he has a “big mouth” and they don’t want him to talk about Afghanistan.

  • Trump claimed that he is only telling the “truth” but delivered a speech full of inaccuracies and lies.

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Former President Donald Trump said Democrats “are after him” because they think he has a “big mouth” during a rally in Georgia on Saturday.

“They want to go after me because I think I have a big mouth. I don’t have a big mouth, you know what I have, I have a mouth that tells the truth,” Trump told the crowd.

The former president was discussing America’s exit from Afghanistan in a speech filled with inaccuracies and false statements.

Trump recounted a strange exchange of what he said happened when Taliban co-founder Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar learned of the US withdrawal.

“He gets a call or a message. He said the military was gone. He said ‘you’re crazy’ in his language,” Trump said of Baradar.

Trump blamed President Joe Biden for sending people to Afghanistan to help with the pullout “who weren’t even familiar with everything,” including 13 service members who died in an ISIS-K terror attack.

However, it was Trump who initiated the process to withdraw troops from Afghanistan, at one point even bragging about it.

Trump falsely claimed that evacuees were not eligible to be evacuated. He also claimed that the administration “abandoned hundreds of US citizens on enemy-occupied territory.”

The United States began evacuating Americans and Afghan allies shortly after the Taliban seized Kabul on August 15. Biden considered extending the August 31 deadline to withdraw all troops from the country, but the Taliban threatened “consequences” if the United States did not leave before the deadline.

More than 120,000 people had been evacuated from the country when the last American plane left Kabul. Evacuees were screened before boarding flights out of the country, at secondary stops, as well as before entering the US, for those being processed for relocation here.

Trump also criticized Republicans at the rally and reiterated the false claim that the 2020 presidential election was rigged. He was joined by three Republicans he has supported: Herschel Walker, who recently launched a Senate campaign, Representative Jody Hice, whom he has supported to replace Georgia Secretary of State Brad Raffensperger, and Senator Burt Jones, who worked to overturn the election results. in Georgia, the Associated Press reported.

The former president used the rally to criticize officials like Raffensperger, a Republican who maintained that the elections in the state were fair and accurate.

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