In a strange agreement with President Joe Biden, former President Donald Trump railed against the war in Afghanistan and the pointlessness of continuing to be there.
Speaking to Fox News host Sean Hannity, Trump said that Afghanistan isn't fighting the Taliban because they're no longer being paid to do it. He claimed that, for years, Afghan fighters were doing the work on the ground because the U.S. was paying them to do it and supplying them with the weaponry to do it.
The U.S. attempted to train them to fight the war against the Taliban after leaving, but according to Trump, they didn't care once they weren't being paid anymore.
"The fact is. The are among the highest paid soldiers in the world. They were doing it for a paycheck. Because once we stopped, once we left, they stopped fighting... So we were sort of bribing them to fight," said Trump.
It's similar to comments that Biden made earlier this month, before the country fell to the Taliban.
"We spent over $1 trillion over 20 years. We retrained and equipped with modern equipment over 300,000 Afghan forces. And Afghan leaders have to come together," Biden told reporters. "I'll insist we continue to keep the commitments we made: providing close air support, making sure that their Air Force functions and is operable, resupplying their forces with food and equipment, and paying all of their salaries. But they have got to want to fight."
See Trump's comments below: