Afghan government, Taliban aren't sure where Trump got the idea a cease-fire is likely

Donald Trump and Ashraf Ghani.
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President Trump is stirring up some confusion.

Neither the Taliban nor the Afghan government indicated the sides were close to a cease-fire agreement, despite Trump's assertion while visiting U.S. troops in Afghanistan for Thanksgiving on Thursday that the Taliban was ready to strike a deal. "They didn't want to do a cease-fire, but now they do want to a do a cease-fire," he said. "It will probably work out that way."

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