'Unlearned idiot' Trump sparks confusion with bizarre historical analogy about Afghanistan evacuation
Donald Trump at the first 2020 general election debate (screengrab).

On Wednesday, former President Donald Trump released a statement criticizing the Biden administration's efforts to evacuate American troops from Afghanistan, writing, "This could be — Afghanistan — another Dunkirk situation!"

Presumably he was referring to the Dunkirk evacuation during World War II, known as the "Miracle of Dunkirk," during which British forces evacuated 192,000 British and Allied personnel from beaches in the north of France after facing a decisive defeat.

Commenters on social media broadly reacted with confusion and derision.