In an effort to shift blame from Donald Trump to Joe Biden over the situation in Afghanistan, Republicans are scrambling to get rid of anything that ties Trump to the chaos unfolding in the middle eastern country following the withdrawal of US troops. But their effort is proving to be futile.
As noted by Business Insider, the Republican National Committee (RNC) removed a page from its website that touted the Trump administration’s peace deal with the Taliban. But a copy of the page was quickly found in the internet archive site Wayback Machine and users proceeded to shared it across social media.
The archived paged shows a Sept. 15, 2020, post praising former President Trump’s “historic peace agreement with the Taliban.” The post is no longer on the RNC site.
In a tweet, RNC’s deputy chief of staff Mike Reed tried to explain the reason for the page being removed, saying the GOP committee had launched a new website and some posts haven’t been transferred yet.
“This is so dishonest. We launched a new website last week… some of the old posts haven’t been carried over yet,” Reed wrote. “Go look… all blog/research pieces from years ago aren’t there. But good try attempting to divert attention from the folks actually in charge of this disaster.”
But Twitter users weren’t buying it.
Taliban fighters entered the capital city of Kabul on Sunday, regaining control of Afghanistan for the first time in 20 years. Democrats and Republicans have been pointing fingers over who’s to blame for the quick collapse of the Afghan government amid the withdrawal of U.S. troops that former President Trump planned and Biden ordered earlier this year.
This is so dishonest. We launched a new website last week… some of the old posts haven’t been carried over yet. Go look… all blog/research pieces from years ago aren’t there. But good try attempting to divert attention from the folks actually in charge of this disaster. https://t.co/luQ8QzB5Qk
— Mike Reed (@reed1311) August 16, 2021
Of you are honest, why didn't you give a link to where these articles can be found now.
By the way, why delete them from the old site when the new site is not ready? No honest entity deletes it's old site before the replacement site is tested, up and running.
Then archive it.
— Okey Moronu (@OkeyMor57) August 16, 2021
Why didn’t you add in the link to the location of this page?
— Justin Norvell (@Jstnorv10) August 16, 2021
Information Migration from one server to another server doesn't take long at all. Especially when the old server is still up and running.
— Infinite Void of Reality (@InfiniteVoidof1) August 16, 2021
— D (@DGr8ed) August 16, 2021
WOW RONNA https://t.co/O1Fj1qmG9P
— Grandma's babies (@Loretta35182863) August 16, 2021
If the GOP can’t find their copy of his Statement here is a copy you can use. pic.twitter.com/q7YtLgpAUb
— Individual #1 is in deep #2 (@imtripptripp) August 16, 2021
"guys obviously the dog ate that section"
— Robert V (@RobertVonA) August 16, 2021
So repost it.
— CB is Big Baby Jesus. (@ConservBlue2020) August 16, 2021
That is not an old post.
— ⭐🇺🇸⭐ Heraclitus ⭐🇺🇸⭐ (@irizarr2) August 16, 2021
Almost didnt notiice pic.twitter.com/PlziuypxdN
— michael ward (@michaelirish123) August 16, 2021