Trump on Afghanistan: We Can’t Be There for Another 20 Years

‘Eventually they’ll have to protect themselves’


TRUMP: "Well, eventually countries have to take care of themselves. We can’t be there for the next — another 20 years. We’ve been there for 20 years and we’ve been protecting the country, but we can’t be there for the next. Eventually they’ll have to protect themselves. It should have been done a long time ago. But you can only hold somebody’s hand for so long. We have to get back to running our country, too. You understand that."

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