KABUL has been reduced by his administration.
In an interview with the TIME magazine on Friday, Trump said: As you know in Afghanistan, when I got there, it was 16,000 people. It’s now 9,000 people.”
“Some good things are happening there, frankly,” the president said, adding he would like to get out of the Middle East. “We should have never been…”
He insisted the United States was doing well in Afghanistan, where 9000 American military personnel are fighting Taliban and Islamic State militants. The number of US troops would soon come down to 8,000, he suggested.
Members of his administration were not trying to push him into the US conflicts in Afghanistan and the Middle East. He claimed Daesh had been defeated in the region.