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“Making the Taliban Great Again”: US billboard features Joe Biden as terrorist

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Weeks after the US completed its withdrawal of troops from war-torn Afghanistan a bunch of in US billboards can be seen in Pennsylvania featuring US President Joe Biden dressed as a Taliban militant along with the phrase ‘Making Taliban Great Again’  through which mocking the president’s handling of the Afghanistan crisis. 

Senator Scott Wagner is behind the billboards

In those banners, Joe Biden is shown wearing a military outfit and holding a rocket launcher which depicts that the US president is responsible for the worse situation that has developed in Afghanistan after the withdrawal of the US troops from the war-torn land

According to reports, former Pennsylvania senator Scott Wagner, 65, has given a commission for the billboards. He has rented out 15 such billboards across highways at a cost of about $15,000 with a photo of Biden in military dress alongside the message “Making the Taliban Great Again” 

The “Make America Great Again” phrase was a popular campaign slogan that was popularized by Donald Trump in his presidential campaign in 2016. 

Scott’s reaction regarding the ads


Scott said, “I’m not hiding from anybody, and that’s how I feel, the politician declared, after confirming he was responsible. The pull-out rushed through by President Biden had made us the laughing stock of the world”. He also added, “If Trump had done the same thing, he’d be looking the same way”.

Wagner said the Taliban are openly claiming that they ran the US out of Afghanistan and are now very emboldened. “But the bigger mess is that America left behind aircraft, vehicles, and a host of weapons and explosives when withdrawing from the war-torn country,” he added.

Americans disapproved president’s way of handling issues

President Biden has not been handling several significant issues properly including the decision to withdraw troops from Kabul, Afghanistan. According to a recent poll conducted by Quinnipiac University, every second American didn’t approve of the way Biden handled the Afghanistan pullout.

A statement released on 16th September said, ‘Americans gave Biden a negative 31 to 65% score for the way he handled withdrawing all US troops from Afghanistan and more than 6 in 10 Americans believe that US troops will have to return to the war-stricken country.’

Taliban is taking over Afghanistan

During the 9/11 terrorist attacks, the US had infiltrated Afghanistan and the Taliban regime and assassinated terrorist Al Qaeda leader Osama Bin Laden. On August 30, 2021, the US withdrew all of its militaries from Afghanistan at the end of the 20-year-old war and once again paved the way for a Taliban 2.0 regime.

The Taliban takeover shocked many in the international community. The Taliban regime is now ruling as the new government of Afghanistan, with the insurgents announcing a hardline interim government that betrayed several of their earlier promises to put up a ‘moderate’ face.

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