President Donald Trump said that he could win the war in Afghanistan in a week if the country was “wiped off the face of the Earth.”
Trump made the remarks on Monday during a meeting with Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan, according to a White House pool report.
“I could win that war in a week,” Trump said of the conflict that has stretched on for nearly 18 years, per the pool report. “I don’t want to kill 10 million people. Afghanistan could be wiped off the face of the Earth. I don’t want to go that route.”
He added: "I have a plan that could win that war in a very short period of time.”