Discussion posted by: JohnF44
US President Donald Trump on Friday received an unusual endorsement from the Taliban for his reelection bid, CBS News reported. “We hope he will win the election and wind up the US military presence in Afghanistan,” Zabihullah Mujahid, a spokesperson for the Islamist group, told the US network in a telephone interview. The Taliban also expressed concern over the US president’s recent coronavirus infection. The Islamist group’s vote of support comes a day after it welcomed Trump’s Wednesday announcement that the US would withdraw all troops from Afghanistan by Christmas. The US invaded Afghanistan in 2001 following the September 11 terrorist attacks and toppled the Taliban regime.