Instead of pronouncing the unspoken name Mawlawi Hibatullah Akhundzada, Donald Trump chose to refer to the Taliban leader as “Muhammad” in a speech.
Donald Trump gave a nearly two-hour speech to his supporters in Arizona on Saturday night. Among other things, he touched on the current situation in Afghanistan, where the Taliban are taking over once again.
Trump talked about how he previously had a conversation with Taliban leader Hibatullah Akhundzada and said that the United States would withdraw its forces from Afghanistan.
“I told the Taliban leader, I talked to the leader and I said … let’s call him Muhammad … I said: “Muhammad, we are leaving the country.”
The former US president then imitated “Muhammad’s” reaction to the message, which he reproduced as incomprehensible grunts.
“A rough guy. Not much to social elegance, but I think he was being as nice as he could be,” Trump continued.