On Monday night, August 21, President Trump announced that he was reversing course on past plans to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and is committed to the long haul in a war the nation has exhausted for 16 years already. The move is a controversial one to say the least, and is receiving backlash from a huge swath of his very own base, who were expecting that he’d stick to his word based on how critical he was of Obama‘s occupation in the mountainous tribal region.
Plies has been known to talk politics and occasionally chime in on the President’s policies, and he didn’t miss a beat in attacking the Afghanistan plan. “You know what? I thought about it. Tonight the President said he wanna send 4,000 troops to Afghanistan; a war we’ve been fighting for 16 years and we ain’t won a damn thing yet. I came up with a better idea,” said the Florida rapper. “President of the United States: say, you got a problem with Afghanistan, how ’bout this? How ’bout you send us our troops home and you send your god damn parties over there to fight the Taliban. Send the goddamn KKK over there. Send the KKK to Afghanistan, and you let them fight the goddamn Taliban.”
The President spared little details on what the actual plans of the Afghanistan plan actually are, defending that he was taking a different approach than past administrations, which gave timelines and laid out fundamental components of their goals, have. “We are not nation-building again. We are killing terrorists,” he definitively said. However, he did commit that it will require from the American people clear, as he informed the public that he would indeed be raising troop levels.