President Trump announced Saturday he had canceled a planned secret meeting with leaders of the Taliban and Afghanistan’s president at Camp David after Taliban leadership claimed credit for a deadly attack in Kabul.
In a series of tweets, the president condemned Taliban commanders for an attack in the Afghan capital that killed 11 civilians and a U.S. service member and questioned whether the leaders of the terrorist group had control over its own members.
“Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday. They were coming to the United States tonight. Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people,” Trump tweeted.
“I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations. What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position?” he asked.
And he expects us to believe Taliban leaders and Afghan officials were going to secretly slip into Camp David, sign an agreement, and peace would break out in Afghanistan.
If you believe that, then, you’ll believe I had a date scheduled for tonight with Charlize Theron . . .
. . . but at the last minute I decided to stay home and watch college football on TV.