Both D’s And R’s Condemn Trump’s Secret Plan To Meet With Taliban Leaders At Camp David Around 9/11 Anniversary

Donald Trump probably wants to surprise America with something as a big as Barack Obama’s surprise “Osama Bin Laden is dead” announcement. Instead, he mostly surprises us with stories about the depth of his corruption. Maybe “surprise” is the wrong word, since it’s not surprising, but he is frequently exposed. This story is more about his stupidity than his corruption, for once. HuffPost reports that Trump’s plans to secretly meet with the Taliban and become a big terrorist organization-ending hero have been squashed.

Trump planned to meet Taliban leaders on Sunday, just a few days before the anniversary of 9/11, but canceled. He tweeted that this was in part because of a car bombing in Kabul that killed one American soldier and a dozen other civilians. He also revealed his whole plan, like the moronic supervillain he is:

The Taliban kills people to “strengthen their bargaining position” all the time, but he still planned to have them over for tea.

Both Democrats and Republicans have been horrified by the fact that Trump not only planned this meeting, but that he’s tweeting about it so cavalierly, like we’re watching a reality TV show with him, but people are dying. Amy Klobucher went on CNN to draw comparisons between Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong Un. They both care more about spectacle than policy and goodness knows Trump would love to rule a dictatorship:

“The way he conducts foreign policy just reminds me exactly of North Korea,” said Klobucher. “He loves the showmanship, he wants to have that moment, but then all the details aren’t done, and we end up in a worse place on the world stage than we were before.”

Democratic presidential candidate Julián Castro said something similar, describing Trump’s foreign policy decisions as “very odd,” which is generously neutral:

Even Republicans are pretty disgusted with Trump for inviting supporters of al Qaeda, the people responsible for the September 11th attacks into the country:

Guess Trump couldn’t resist some sort of surprise reveal. Wonder if he’s confused that he’s not getting any applause?