Just two years after the deaths of 13 honorable U.S. troops in Kabul, Afghanistan, during Joe Biden’s catastrophically chaotic withdrawal in 2021, President Donald Trump has reportedly met with the Gold Star families who lost their loved ones overseas.
The president re-shared a post from X, written by Rep. Mike Waltz, R-Fla., confirming his attendance at a recent dinner and roundtable with the Gold Star families of the fallen service members who lost their lives during the Kabul evacuation.
Waltz wrote, “THANK YOU President Trump for spending FOUR hours at a roundtable & dinner with the Kabul bombing Gold Star families. He heard their stories & frustrations with the lack of transparency and pledged to release everything about the attack.”
Trump’s reported pledge to release all information regarding what happened in Kabul echoes the cry for declassification on the withdrawal documents from Rep. Elise Stefanik, R-N.Y.
Rep. Stefanik has promised to “ensure accountability and oversight into Joe Biden’s reckless decisions that led to this failure,” per RSBN. She has also demanded the declassification of government documents related to the withdrawal that cost U.S. servicemen and women their lives.
Unsurprisingly, Gold Star families of the Kabul attack have harshly slammed Joe Biden over the Afghanistan withdrawal.
According to a report from the New York Post, Jaclyn Schmitz, the mother of fallen Lance Cpl. Jared Schmitz, told the House Foreign Affairs Committee, “What I still struggle with most is how this was all avoidable, and [with] the continued lack of information, help and accountability and justice from the government.”
Her frustrations are echoed in other Gold Star families’ call for accountability on the part of the Biden administration in the horrific withdrawal that ended the lives of their family members.
Trump recently stated, “We were leaving Afghanistan with dignity and strength. Biden left in SHAME and DEFEAT!”