DONALD TRUMP has called on US President Joe Biden to step down in the wake of the unfolding crisis in Afghanistan.
In a statement to his supporters on Sunday, Trump said it was time for Biden to "resign in disgrace" for allowing the Taliban to seize control of the country by withdrawing American troops from the region.
"It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen to Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy," Trump wrote.
"It shouldn't be a big deal, because he wasn't elected legitimately in the first place," the former president added, reiterating his unproven claim that Biden's election victory last November was fraudulent.
#BREAKING: Fmr. President Trump calls on Biden to resign
"It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace...it shouldn't be a big deal, because he wasn't elected legitimately in the first place!" pic.twitter.com/hmhDlY8ZpK
— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 15, 2021
On Friday, Trump issued a similar statement criticising the Biden administration.
"Tragic mess in Afghanistan, a completely open and broken Border, Crime at record levels, oil prices through the roof, inflation rising, and taken advantage of by the entire world—DO YOU MISS ME YET?" Trump said.
Over the past few days, Biden has received a sizeable amount of criticism not only for choosing to withdraw all US troops from Afghanistan, but also for failing to listen to his own intelligence officials who warned him that a Taliban takeover of the country was likely in the event of a total military withdrawal.
While the Trump administration negotiated terms of the withdrawal in talks with the Taliban last year, it's understood that President Biden brought the process forward, in order to commit to his pledge that all US forces would leave the region before the 20th anniversary of the September 11th attacks next month.
Biden has repeatedly said he has no regrets about pushing ahead with his timetable.
Since the Taliban took control of the Afghan capital of Kabul on Sunday, thousands of citizens have been making desperate attempts to flee the country.
Kabul airport was inundated with terrified Afghans who spilled out onto the runway, desperate to board American aircraft leaving the country.
It's understood that two individuals were killed after being crushed by an American plane as it taxied to the runway, while two more people fell to their deaths after trying to hang on to the aircraft's tyres as it took off.