‘Everything woke turns to sh*t’: Trump rails on Biden, generals at massive rally for ‘total surrender’ in Afghanistan

Former President Donald Trump held a massive “Save America” rally in Alabama Saturday night in which he took several shots at President Joe Biden and his administration, including the recent chaotic withdrawal from Afghanistan.

The rally, held in Cullman, a small city of about 19,000 located about 45 minutes north of Birmingham, drew an estimated 30,000-40,000 people, began with a clip of the World War II movie “Patton,” whose main character, Gen. George Patton, was played by the late actor George C. Scott.

When he took the stage to huge cheers from the crowd, Trump mentioned Patton, saying he wasn’t a fan of some of today’s “woke” generals, a term that generally refers to a preference for left-wing social and cultural trends.

“Do you think that General Patton was woke? I don’t think so,” Trump said at one point. “He was the exact opposite. You know what woke means? It means you’re a loser…Everything woke turns to sh*t,” Trump said, eliciting a raucous response.

The former president then launched into criticism of Biden and the manner in which he withdrew from Afghanistan last week, saying that things did not have to become so chaotic and adding that he had a conditions-based agreement from the Taliban, which he said they have violated.

He also blasted Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman Mark Milley, a four-star U.S. Army general who himself has been blasted for being “woke” by GOP lawmakers after testimony in which he claimed to wanted to “understand” “white rage” in the wake of the Jan. 6 Capitol breach.

Biden has brought “weakness in the White House,” Trump said, adding that “Vietnam looks like a masterclass in strategy compared to Joe Biden’s catastrophe.”

“This will go down as one of the great military defeats of all time and it did not have to happen that way,” Trump told supporters. “This was not a withdrawal, this was a total surrender, for no reason.

“He surrendered our airbase, he surrendered our weapons, he surrendered our embassy,” Trump added, going on to criticize the billions of dollars worth of military equipment and gear left behind in Afghanistan, most of which has been collected by Taliban forces.

“It didn’t have to happen. All [Biden] had to do was leave the soldiers until everyone was out, our citizens, the weapons, and then you bomb the hell out of the bases and say ‘bye bye,’” Trump said.

“Very soon we’re going to have September 11 and we’re going to have — because of Biden — the Taliban flag flying over the embassy,” the former president said, going on to defend his negotiations with the militant group which largely took shape during the final year of his first term.

“With me in office the Taliban would not have ever dreamt of capturing our airfield or parading around with our American weapons,” he added.

Trump went on to remind his supporters that he “warned” about what would happen to the country if Biden was elected.

“I warned the entire country of the disastrous consequences of a Biden presidency,” Trump said. “I understood; a lot of you understood it. I said Joe Biden would eliminate America’s borders in the middle of a pandemic. He did.

“I predicted that he would unleash a wave of violent crime that would turn our cities into a nightmare of killing and bloodshed,” said Trump, ticking off a litany of other things.

“Biden failed totally on the pandemic, and he’s now overseeing the greatest foreign policy humiliation in the history of the United States of America,” Trump noted. “This is the greatest humiliation I’ve ever seen.

“Biden’s botched exit in Afghanistan is the most astonishing display of gross incompetence by a nation’s leader – perhaps at any time that anybody’s ever seen,” he added.

At another point, Trump noted: “This is the greatest rally in the history of our country. This is the greatest movement in the history of our country, there’s never been anything like it.”

Trump also struck a concerned note as well, saying that he believes the country is in danger of losing its founding principles and laying out what he thinks the GOP should be.

“In the Republican Party we believe our country should be a sanctuary for law-abiding Americans, not for criminal aliens,” he said. “This is a sick culture and our country is a disaster and it’s going to die before your very eyes if this craziness isn’t stopped in so many ways.”

“We’re seeing what happens when you have dishonest and rigged elections. This is what happens. This is what you get. Our nation is being destroyed from within by people who have no right to destroy it. No right. They have no right to destroy it,” he added.

Jon Dougherty

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