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Ilhan Omar Launches Attack On Trump For Cancelling Taliban Meeting

Minnesota Representative Ilhan Omar blasted Donald Trump on Sunday for reportedly cancelling a secret meeting with the Taliban at Camp David.

“Hypocrites!” Omar wrote in response to a Twitter user who said, “I find it funny that the same people who vilified @IlhanMN for speaking about Al Qaida, saying she was mocking 9/11, are vehemently DEFENDING Trump for inviting the very terrorist org who harbored Bin Laden in Afghanistan to Camp David just days before 9/11… mocking 9/11.”

The Daily Caller reported that in another tweet, quote-tweeted an old tweet from Trump where he criticized former president Barack Obama over negotiating with the Taliban.

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“Seriously, how can people stand for such hypocrisy?” Omar wrote.

This comes after it was reported that Trump had planned to meet with Taliban leaders, as well as members of the government of Afghanistan for a secret summit at Camp David on Sunday. However, Trump reportedly cancelled the meeting at the last minute because of a Taliban attack in Kabul, Afghanistan that killed one American soldier and 11 others.

“Unbeknownst to almost everyone, the major Taliban leaders and, separately, the President of Afghanistan, were going to secretly meet with me at Camp David on Sunday. They were coming to the United States tonight,” Trump tweeted. “Unfortunately, in order to build false leverage, they admitted to…an attack in Kabul that killed one of our great great soldiers, and 11 other people. I immediately cancelled the meeting and called off peace negotiations. What kind of people would kill so many in order to seemingly strengthen their bargaining position?”

“They didn’t, they…only made it worse! If they cannot agree to a ceasefire during these very important peace talks, and would even kill 12 innocent people, then they probably don’t have the power to negotiate a meaningful agreement anyway,” Trump added. “How many more decades are they willing to fight?”

Though the United States has negotiated with the Taliban many times, they have yet to reach any kind of deal with them.

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