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Former US President Donald Trump released a statement on Thursday, expressing his deepest condolences to the grieving families of the deceased US troops after the twin bombing explosion at the Hamid Karzai International Airport in Kabul. The deadly attack claimed the lives of 12 servicemen.

While Trump empathized with the civilians, he also sided with several American lawmakers and lambasted President Joe Biden’s administration for allowing this to happen. In a sweeping statement, Trump accused Biden of displaying insensitivity in the face of crisis.

He rebuked Biden for turning a blind eye to real issues and pointed how the president was going on "a vacation as Afghanistan was going to hell", during one of his recent rallies. The statements came amid Biden’s trip to the presidential retreat of Camp David.

The comments cemented his stance on the poor handling of Afghanistan’s evacuation. Several senior members of Congress also criticized Biden for his “weak,” “incompetent,” and “unforgivable” withdrawal from Afghanistan after the tragic attack, New York Post reported.

Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell branded the “murderous” attacks as “sickening and enraging”. He opined how this incident was one of the catastrophic outcomes of allowing terrorists to operate freely. McConnell chided politicians for their alleged lax in fighting the terrorists, which led to the bombings.

Rep. Jim Banks, a veteran, and member of the House Armed Services Committee remarked that he was horrified by Biden’s “incompetence” in a recent tweet. He averred how there was growing unrest in knowing that terrorists worldwide will be emboldened by the Biden administration’s retreat and the complete negligence that resulted in this attack. He urged the U.S. government to step up their game and redouble efforts to combat enemies who wished to attack "our homeland."

U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Kenneth McKenzie revealed how 15 additional service members were also wounded in the bombings during a recently-held Pentagon press briefing.

At least 60 fatalities among Afghans were also reported in the blasts believed to be carried out by ISIS terrorists.

"This is what you get when you have weakness in the White House. You can't have weakness in the White House. They have to respect your president,” said Trump, as cited in Yahoo News!

Relatives load in a car the coffin of a victim of the August 26 twin suicide bombs
Relatives load in a car the coffin of a victim of the August 26 twin suicide bombs, which killed scores of people including 13 US troops outside Kabul airport, at a hospital in Kabul on August 27, 2021. Photo by Aamir Qureshi/AFP via Getty Images

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