- ISIS-K took responsibility for the Kabul Airport bombings on 26 August, which killed more than 100 people.
- Former President Trump says this “would not have happened” if he were president.
- But repeatedly, Trump calls them ISIS-X – which is just incorrect.
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ISIS-K – a terrorist group that views the Taliban as their enemy – took responsibility for the attack.
Donald Trump said that the attack wouldn’t “would not have happened if I were your president” – but repeatedly called the group by the wrong name, calling them “ISIS-X.”
Speaking to Sean Hannity on Fox News, the former President says: “[The Taliban] have people, as I said, that broke away … because the Taliban wasn’t mean enough and vicious enough. And that’s the new ISIS-X, where they broke away.”
Trump then corrected himself, saying “They’ll have an ISIS-X pretty soon, which is going to be worse than ISIS-K.”
-Joe Walsh (@WalshFreedom) August 27, 2021
Critics jumped at the chance to mock Trump’s misspeak.
-Slava Malamud (@SlavaMalamud) August 27, 2021
-Adam Kinzinger (@AdamKinzinger) August 27, 2021
After the attack from ISIS-K on Kabul Airport, Biden swore retaliation on the group.
Amira Jadoon, an assistant professor at the US Military Academy at West Point telling Insider’s John Haltiwanger that ISIS-K “will seek to exploit the current volatility in Afghanistan to launch attacks to increase their own political relevance and sow discord.”
Biden stuck to this word, with a drone strike being carried out against ISIS-K, with the reported planner of the attack being killed, on Friday. Morgan Keith has the full story.