Axelrod: Trump’s Refusal to a Smooth Transition Is ‘Creating Small Crises in the Midst of Large Crises’

‘If you’re president, in the case of Afghanistan, you know, this decision to pull troops was announced abruptly apparently without consultation with the governments of Afghanistan or Iraq or our allies’

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AXELROD: "Right. It’s creating sort of small crises that in the midst of large crises you don’t want to have to deal with. If you’re president, in the case of Afghanistan, you know, this decision to pull troops was announced abruptly, apparently without consultation with the governments of Afghanistan or Iraq or our allies. You know, there are 40 countries that are there with us, NATO allies and other allies who are there in Afghanistan with us. They did not know. And our troops, though, they are not as numerous as they once were, play an important role in very discrete missions there that if they just withdraw, are left untended, so that creates a crisis for the government of Afghanistan and our allies. And the government of Afghanistan, as you know, Jake, is in peace talks with the Taliban.”

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