2017 Flashback: President Trump Foresees 'Predictable' Result of Hasty Afghanistan Withdrawal
President Trump's remarks were made on August 21, 2017.
"...the consequences of a rapid exit are both predictable and unacceptable. 9/11, the worst terrorist attack in our history, was planned and directed from Afghanistan because that country was ruled by a government that gave comfort and shelter to terrorists. A hasty withdrawal would create a vacuum that terrorists, including ISIS and al Qaeda, would instantly fill, just as happened before September 11th."