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Liz Cheney sets the record straight with possible Trump VP

In case you forgot, Doug Burgum, former President Donald Trump did exactly what you said he wouldn’t do as president.

That’s the message from former GOP Congresswoman Liz Cheney, who called out the North Dakota governor and potential Trump running mate after he spoke at Trump’s rally in New Jersey on Saturday.

“There’s a longstanding American principle and President Trump would never do this. We don’t negotiate with terrorists,” Burgum said.

Cheney: “Actually, @GovDougBurgum, Trump didn’t just negotiate with terrorists, he invited the Taliban to Camp David on the anniversary of 9/11 and had his Secretary of State sign a surrender agreement with them.”

Both things are true.

In February 2020 when Trump was president, acknowledging a military stalemate after nearly two decades of conflict, the United States signed a peace agreement with the Taliban that is aimed at ending America’s longest war and bringing U.S. troops home from Afghanistan more than 18 years after they invaded in the wake of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks.

The historic deal, signed by chief negotiators from the two sides and witnessed by former Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, sought the withdrawal of all American and allied forces over 14 months and allowed Trump to keep a key campaign pledge to extract the U.S. from “endless wars.”

Ahead of the deal, from a 2019 report from The New York Times: “… He would not only bring the Taliban to Washington, but to Camp David, the crown jewel of the American presidency. The leaders of a rugged militant organization deemed terrorists by the United States would be hosted in the mountain getaway used for presidents, prime ministers and kings just three days before the anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks that led to the Afghan war.”

Doha Madani

Doha Madani is a senior breaking news reporter for NKY News.

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