President penned Trump Jr. 'misleading' text on Russian Federation meeting
00:14, Aug 4, 2017
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During the meeting, Trump criticized his military advisers seated around the table in the White House Situation Room for what he said was a losing us position in the war, according to the senior administration officials.
During a stormy meeting at the White House in July, Donald Trump voiced frustration over a delay in crafting a new U.S. strategy for Afghanistan, according to a USA news channel.
According to one official, Trump at one point said the situation in Afghanistan was similar to renovations that occurred at "21" Club.
Considering that Trump has no military experience and dodged draft on five different occasions, it would be absurd to think he would understand the complexities of war or how the USA forces can not put a sudden end to it just because the commander-in-chief wants to be a victor.
The testy meeting, first reported by NBC News and later corroborated by other news outlets, was dominated by Trump's venting of his frustration at the lack of progress in Afghanistan after 16 years of war with no end in sight. Pentagon sources say Mattis returned from the meeting "visibly upset" and went for a long walk to clear his head.
The White House did not immediately respond to a Reutersrequest for comment on the Post story, nor did Trump Jr.'s attorney, Alan Futerfas. According to NBC News, the president lamented the lack of action from North Atlantic Treaty Organisation, asked about mining Afghanistan for its estimated $1 million in rare minerals and at one point complained, "we aren't winning".
"Trump vented to his national security team that the veterans told him forces from the North Atlantic Treaty Organization have not been helpful, and he lamented that China is making money off of Afghanistan's estimated $1 trillion in rare minerals while American troops are fighting the war", an administration official told NBC News. "I urge the President to resolve the differences within his administration as soon as possible and decide on a policy and strategy that can achieve our national security interests in Afghanistan and the region".
"It just takes time", he said. John McCain, R-Arizona, chairman of the Senate Armed Services Committee, who put the blame for failures in Afghanistan on the White House.
"General John Nicholson has served our country with honor and distinction for 35 years. And he has earned my full confidence", McCain said. "We are losing." To help make his generals better understand what he was talking about the president of the United States compared USA policy in Afghanistan to the time his favorite restaurant in Manhattan closed down for renovations in the 1980s.
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