“This is an absolute photo opportunity,” said former American intelligence linguist Scott Rickard during a phone interview with Press TV on Friday.
He also pointed out that Trump "had not been honest" regarding the US foreign policy in Afghanistan, Presstv Reported.
Rickard said Trump's comments at the US forces Thanksgiving celebration had no real substance an were simply an "opportunistic scenario in order to gain support for upcoming [presidential] elections" in 2020.
"Trump was using the opportunity for nothing more than an election prop," he said.
He noted that the Taliban's position in the negotiations had been "the complete withdrawal of the United States troops ... contractors and CIA representatives from Afghanistan."
Rickard insisted that the Taliban's demand for the total exit of all US forces had not changed and they will not back down.
"Everything that Donald Trump was saying was either in naive, or blind hope," he continued.
Trump revealed on Thursday that the Americans and the Taliban militants were still holding peace negotiations, claiming that the Afghans wanted a cease-fire.
"We’re meeting with them,” he said. “And we’re saying it has to be a cease-fire," Trump said during an unannounced short trip to Afghanistan to celebrate Thanksgiving with US soldiers.
He said despite the Americans insistance on a cease-fire, the Taliban had refrained form one till now.
Trump claimed that the Taliban leadership had now changed its stance regarding perpetual war with foreign occupiers.
"But now they do want to do a cease-fire, I believe ... and we’ll see what happens,” media reported Trump as saying before his return to the US on Friday.
Trump's surprise visit to Afghanistan came following the abrupt cancellation of the peace talks US and the Taliban negotiators in September.
He claimed back then that he had immediately canceled the bilateral talks after the notorious militant group accepted responsibility for a terrorist attack in the Afghan capital Kabul that left an American soldier and 11 others dead.
Trump revealed in a Twitter post on September 7 that he had planned to hold a secret meeting with “major leaders” of the Taliban at Camp David presidential resort.
The cancellation of the US-Taliban peace talks ended a nearly yearlong effort by the US to reach a political settlement with the group.
Details regarding the resumption of the US-Taliban peace talks are not clear a of yet. Taliban spokesman Zabiullah Mujahid said the Taliban’s stance remains unchanged. He said the US side cancelled the talks, adding if Americans wanted to resume talks, Afghans were ready.
The Taliban regime in Afghanistan was toppled in 2001 by US-led international forces which have remained on the ground in the war-torn country ever since.