Donald Trump said on Sinclair that in evacuating Afghanistan refugees, “we've brought terrorists into our country”

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Citation From the September 12, 2021, edition of Sinclair Broadcast Group's Full Measure with Sharyl Attkisson

SHARYL ATTKISSON (HOST): On Afghanistan — by the way, do you still get intel briefings?

DONALD TRUMP (FORMER PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES): I get if I want. I get what I want. I hear what's going on. By the way, you don't need intel briefings. All you have to do is read the news or turn on the television. It's the most incompetently handled withdrawal in history. There's never been anything like this, where we gave them $85 billion worth of brand new, beautiful equipment. Most importantly, we lost 13, and many wounded, of our soldiers. And over 200 people were killed. But we lost these 13 incredible souls, these incredible warriors, and probably more to follow; some very, very badly wounded soldiers. It's the most incompetently handled thing. We had that in such good control. They wouldn’t have done a thing.

ATTKISSON: Considering what you're saying, do you think the Afghanistan War is over?

TRUMP: I don't know because you have people going all over the world and being dropped all over the world right now, and nobody knows who the hell they are, Sharyl. These aren't the interpreters that we took. These were people that rushed into the planes, and they were so interested in trying to make it sound like, "Oh, they're doing a good job." These people, many of these people are going to be terrorists. OK? They're going to be terrorists. They were very powerful. They were very energetic in getting onto the aircraft.

ATTKISSON: They say they're vetting them very carefully with biometrics and documentation.

TRUMP: They're not doing that and you can't because there is no documentation in that country. There's virtually no documentation. They didn't vet them. They didn't even try to vet them. They're trying to vet them now, but it's a little bit late. They're dropping them all over the world. And most of them will be coming to the United States. And in that group will be many terrorists, many, many terrorists. We've done their job. The hardest thing was getting out of the country, coming in for terrorists. We've brought terrorists into our country, and they coming very much so, I mean, they're going to be flown in, but they're also coming through our Southern border. It's a disgrace.