Trump infuriated the Afghanistan government by musing about committing genocide in the country

Trump infuriated the Afghanistan government by musing about committing genocide in the country
Official White House Photo by Shealah Craighead

On Monday Donald Trump gave an extremely weird and belligerent-even-for-him performance in a White House photo op with Pakistani Prime Minister Imran Khan, an event at which he claimed he could "win" the Afghanistan War "in a week"—if he followed through on "plans" that would kill 10 million people.


“I could win that war in a week. I just don't want to kill 10 million people. Does that make sense to you? I don't want to kill 10 million people. I have plans on Afghanistan that if I wanted to win that war, Afghanistan would be wiped off the face of the earth. It would be gone. It would be over literally in ten days. And I don't want to do that, I don't want to go that route.”

The Afghanistan government, with whom the United States is ostensibly allied, is now angrily requesting that the United States give "clarification" of just what the hell President Jackass was threatening.

"The Afghan nation does not and will never allow any foreign power to determine its fate," a spokesman for Afghanistan President Mohammad Ashraf Ghani said in a statement. "The Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan has called for clarity and explanations from Washington" on Trump’s statement.

Behind the scenes, no doubt, multiple members of Trump's so-called foreign policy team are apologizing profusely for the idiot manchild's threats, explaining to the Afghanistan government that their boss is, unfortunately, an ever-lying moron with a tenuous grasp on reality. But that is not likely to patch things up. Donald Trump, bragging about his Mighty Powers, casually suggested that he could "end" the Afghanistan conflict by killing roughly one quarter of the country’s people in "10 days." That is not something the government of any nation will casually brush off, whether the opposing international leader is a known moron or not.

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