Democratic presidential candidate Amy Klobuchar condemned Sunday Donald Trump's decision to cancel secret Camp David meeting with Taliban leaders, saying that the foreign policy is not a game show.
Klobuchar also added that the diplomatic style of our president reminds her of North Korea, highlighting that Trump loves the showmanship.
In her opinion, Trump should have had the meeting and try to reach an agreement to end the bloodshed.
Trump's announcement went viral days before the 18th anniversary of the September 11th terrorist attacks.
In a series of tweets during the weekend, President Trump halted talks with the Taliban denouncing their continued attacks during the peace process. The president also called off the pre-arranged secret meeting with Taliban leaders in Camp David following a Taliban attack last week that killed a U.S. soldier and at least dozen of people in Kabul.
The news that the Taliban leaders were invited to the United States in secrecy drew immediate attention in foreign policy circles. Former international relations advisors and political scientists were appalled by the initiative and its timing.
According to Emma Ashford, a research fellow at the Cato Institute it was "insane" from Trump's side to invite the Taliban to Washington so close to September 11th.
Earlier this week, the U.S. envoy Zalmay Khalilzad announced that president's administration had reached an agreement "in principle" to close several bases and withdraw 5,000 troops from the war-torn country within half a year in exchange for a peace deal with the Taliban.
Donald Trump has been trying to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan and end America's longest war but has not managed to fulfill that promise so far.
Numerous military leaders have insisted for our continued presence in Afghanistan where the United States currently has nearly 14,000 troops.
President also faced opposition on the topic from his Republic allies such as Sen. Lindsey Graham who have warned against America's full withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Earlier this summer, Trump announced plans to withdraw a significant number of troops from the country, leaving only 8,600 service members.
In an interview with ABC's "This Week," Secretary of State Mike Pompeo confirmed that an "enormous progress" had been made over the past several months negotiating with the Afghan government.
In Pompeo's words, the Taliban committed to reduce violence and break from al-Qaida publicly, but they have not done that yet. In conclusion, Pompeo said that the Taliban must behave.
What do you think? Do you support or oppose Amy Klobuchar's statement that president Trump's foreign policy resembles a game show?