Taliban representative of the Afghan extremist movement Zabihullah Muhajid has told CBS News over the phone that its business is profitable Donald Trumpin victory in the upcoming U.S. presidential election.
“We hope he wins the election and puts an end to the U.S. military’s presence in Afghanistan,” Muhajid said.
Another Taliban spokesman says the movement is concerned about Trump’s health after he became infected with the coronavirus.
Spokesman for Trump’s election campaign Tim Murtaugh said on Saturday the president will oppose extremist support.
There are currently less than 5,000 U.S. troops in Afghanistan. In February this year, the United States signed a historic agreement with the Taliban under which U.S. troops will be withdrawn by next spring.
Trump said this week the troops are already coming “home for Christmas”, according to CBS.