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The Taliban Has Officially Endorsed Donald Trump For The 2020 Election

The Taliban Has Officially Endorsed Donald Trump For The 2020 Election

Donald Trump has received an endorsement from an unlikely source just two weeks out from the US election.

The Taliban has thrown their support behind the US President, who have praised him for his commitment to getting troops out of Afghanistan.

Taliban spokesman Zabihullah Mujahid told CBS News they believe Trump will win the election in November and support his America first mentality to leadership.

Mujahid said: "We believe that Trump is going to win the upcoming election because he has proved himself a politician who accomplished all the major promises he had made to American people, although he might have missed some small things, but did accomplish the bigger promises, so it is possible that the U.S. people who experienced deceptions in the past will once again trust Trump for his decisive actions.

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"We think the majority of the American population is tired of instability, economic failures and politicians' lies and will trust again on Trump because Trump is decisive, could control the situation inside the country."

Taliban militants attend a surrender ceremony in Pul-e-Khumri, capital of Baghlan province, Afghanistan. Credit: PA
Taliban militants attend a surrender ceremony in Pul-e-Khumri, capital of Baghlan province, Afghanistan. Credit: PA

Trump has promised to pull American troops from Afghanistan over the coming months.

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He signed a pact with the Taliban in February this year, which committed America to withdraw from the Middle East by spring next year. In exchange, the Taliban will have to break from al Qaeda and organise a power-sharing deal with local government rivals.

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There are fewer than 5,000 American troops in Afghanistan at the moment, which is predicted to be cut in half by early 2021.

While it was a glowing review from the Taliban, the Trump campaign didn't want it. Trump's communications director for his reelection Tim Murtaugh said they reject the endorsement.

"We reject their support and the Taliban should know that the President will always protect American interests by any means necessary, unlike Joe Biden who opposed taking out Osama bin Laden and Qassem Soleimani," Murtaugh said in a statement to Insider.

The US has had a presence in Afghanistan for at least 19 years.

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Trump's rival, Joe Biden, said in February that America should scale down the number of troops in the region, however there should be a residual force of 'several thousand people to make sure we have a place from which we can operate' in case al Qaeda or ISIS threaten America.

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Topics: News, Donald Trump

Stewart Perrie

Stewart Perrie is a Trending Journalist at LADbible. His first job was as a newsreader and journalist at the award winning Sydney radio station, Macquarie Radio. He was solely responsible for the content broadcast on multiple stations across Australia when the MH17, Germanwings and AirAsia disasters unfolded. Stewart has covered the conflict in Syria for LADbible, interviewing a doctor on the front line, and has contributed to the hugely successful UOKM8 campaign.