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Donald Trump blasts US top general as ‘a f***ing idiot’ over Afghanistan withdrawal | World | News

In reference to the withdrawal from Afghanistan, Mr Trump said: “I want every nut, every bolt, every screw.

“We’re taking everything. We’re taking down the tents. They left all the tents. They left everything.

“Couldn’t they have flown in a couple of hundred pilots and flown the planes out?”

Mocking the US top general, Mr Trump continued: “I’ll never forget Milley saying to me, ‘Sir, sir. It’s cheaper to leave the equipment than to bring it’.

“I said ‘really?’ 

“You’ve got a $50m dollar aeroplane. You’ve got a $29m gorgeous helicopter. We had every type of helicopter. Many of them brand new. Literally out of the box.

“You think it’s cheaper to leave it there so they can have it, than it is to fill it up with a half tank of gas and fly it into Pakistan or fly it back to our country?

“You hear the ‘Yes sir. We think it’s cheaper Sir.’

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In recent months, Donald Trump has slammed Milley as “a complete nut job” who left the US in “a very dangerous position”.

He has also called for the “dumbass” general to be tried for treason after he tried to stop the 45th president from starting a conflict with China.

In a devastating statement made in September, Mr Trump said: “If the story of ‘Dumbass’ General Mark Milley, the same failed leader who engineered the worst withdrawal from a country, Afghanistan, in U.S. history, leaving behind many dead and wounded soldiers, many American citizens, and $85 Billion worth of the newest and most sophisticated Military equipment in the world, and our Country’s reputation, is true, then I assume he would be tried for TREASON in that he would have been dealing with his Chinese counterpart behind the President’s back and telling China that he would be giving them notification ‘of an attack.’ Can’t do that!”

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