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Media Turns On Biden: “Why Do You Continue To Trust The Taliban Mr. President?”

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Media Turns On Biden: "Why Do You Continue To Trust The Taliban Mr. President?"

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Originally published on ZeroHedge.

President Biden said the U.S. has helped evacuate 13,000 people from Afghanistan since Aug. 14 and is pledging to Americans still trapped in Afghanistan: “We will get you home.”

“This is one of the largest, most difficult airlifts in history and the only country in the world capable of projecting this much power on the far side of the world with this degree of precision is the United States of America,” Mr. Biden said Friday in the East Room of the White House.

Biden also said Friday the United States is committed to evacuating all Afghans who assisted the war effort – a potentially vast expansion of the administration’s commitments on the airlift so far, given the tens of thousands of Afghan translators and others, and their close family members, seeking evacuation.

“I cannot promise what the final outcome will be or that it will be without risk of loss, but as commander in chief, I can assure you that I will mobilize every resource necessary,” he said.

The exact number of Americans and Afghans who qualify for evacuation is not clear, but it is believed to number in the tens of thousands.

“We’re working to verify that number of Americans that are still in the country, because we don’t know the exact number of Americans that are there,” Biden said at the White House in Washington.

“We want to get a strong number as to exactly how many American citizens are there and where they are,” he added.

Media Turns On Biden: "Why Do You Continue To Trust The Taliban Mr. President?"

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Biden took a few questions from pre-selected reporters and the tension was very evident as they did not offer the normal softball question, focusing explicitly on the fact that Americans and SIVs were unable to get to the airport to which the president claimed no knowledge, only to backtrack when called on that lie.

“We have no indication that they haven’t been able to get through Kabul to the airport,” Biden said.

“To the best of our knowledge, Taliban checkpoints, they are letting through people showing American passports.”


Wrong!!!!


And even ABC is not supporting Biden’s narrative…


ABC News correspondent Ian Pannell, currently on the ground in Kabul disagreed vehemently with Biden’s assertions.

“It just seems the reality and the rhetoric are miles apart. I’m not quite sure what advice the President is receiving, but the truth on the ground is that these people who are in fear of their lives can’t get through.”

Even CNN reporter Clarissa Ward who had been reporting on the ground in Afghanistan contradicted Biden.

“We had difficulty getting into the airport,” Ward said. She described her experience at the airport stating,

“They couldn’t get close because it’s thousands of people crushing into each other, Taliban fighters with truncheons and whips pushing people back, shots being fired into the air. Then you go through another layer. You’ve got Afghan Special Forces commandos who are kind of the first line of defense afterwards from the U.S., and then you’ve got the U.S. processing.”


Oh, another lie – that Al-Qaeda was done in Afghanistan…


After taking a couple of questions and clearly getting lost in his own manufactured narrative, he ended the press conference and walked off.


As Fox News’ National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin reportedly noted after the presser, she couldn’t fact-check him fast enough to keep up with his misrepresentations.

As he left, one reporter exclaimed:

“Why Do You Continue To Trust The Taliban Mr. President?”

A good question that we will likely never know the answer to.

Watch the full address with questions below…

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Update (1345ET): 45 minutes after the press conference was supposed to start, The White House has indefinitely postponed the much anticipated press conference, presumably as they try to figure out a way to spin the fact there has been no flights within the last 8 hours…


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President Joe Biden will deliver remarks on the evacuation efforts in Afghanistan…

Media Turns On Biden: "Why Do You Continue To Trust The Taliban Mr. President?"

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President Joe Biden is “laser focused” on getting Americans who want to leave Afghanistan out of the country, a White House official said Friday.

“He has directed the Department of Defense and the team working on this to use every possibility available to them to increase the number of people that we’re getting out,” Kate Bedingfield, the White House’s communications director, said on CNN’s “New Day.”

Well it’s not working… even CNN can’t find a narrative to defend it…


We expect more …finger-pointing, blame-shifting, and whocouldanode?

And of course, the big question is – will he take any questions?


His address is due to start at 1300ET:

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The Epoch Times’ Zachary Stieber notes that this is the first time he’s addressed the issue since Wednesday, when Biden sat down with ABC host George Stephanopoulos, a former Clinton administration aide, for an interview midweek, but it was not broadcast live and ABC has withheld most footage from the discussion, opting instead to publish a transcript and selected clips.

Biden on Monday delivered a speech on Afghanistan. He primarily defended his decision to pull out U.S. troops and blamed the Trump administration for starting the withdrawal process.

Biden continued that theme with Stephanopoulos, claiming the intelligence community did not say that the Taliban could quickly takeover the country when the United States left.

He also said there was no way to withdraw from Afghanistan without “chaos ensuing.”

Biden on Friday plans to deliver remarks on “the evacuation of American citizens and their families, SIV applicants and their families, and vulnerable American citizens,” according to the White House.

SIV stands for Special Immigrant Visas.

The Biden administration is accepting tens of thousands of Afghans fleeing their country. Officials say the Afghans helped the United States during the decades-long war there.

Biden was in Delaware last week. He later went to Camp David, Maryland for vacation. That’s where he was when the Taliban took over Kabul on Sunday. Amid growing cries to address the public on the situation, he traveled to the White House on Monday to deliver the speech.

The president after that speech went back to Camp David.

The following evening, Biden went back to the White House.

Media Turns On Biden: "Why Do You Continue To Trust The Taliban Mr. President?"

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Commanding General U.S. Central Command Kenneth F. McKenzie tours an evacuation control center at Hamid Karzai International Airport, Afghanistan, on Aug. 17, 2021. (U.S NAVY/Central Command Public Affairs/LT. Mark Andries via Reuters)

Biden did deliver remarks on Wednesday, but focused on the U.S. government’s COVID-19 response. He urged Americans to get a booster COVID-19 shot and denounced Republican governors who are blocking schools from implementing mask mandates.

Biden did not touch on Afghanistan. He did not take questions on Monday or Wednesday. The White House has not held a briefing since Tuesday.

Biden’s frequent travel from Washington has drawn criticism from Republicans, who say it shows poor leadership.

“Americans are stranded in Afghanistan. The Taliban is obstructing Americans trying to get home. President Biden is going on vacation during this crisis. This is pathetic leadership,” Rep. Ken Buck (R-Colo.) said on social media regarding Biden’s Friday flight schedule.

“Biden’s Week: Vacation, Afghanistan Collapses, Silence, Blame Game, Speech, Vacation,” Rep. Jody Hice (R-Ga.) added.

Biden’s team has defended his leadership throughout the disaster in Afghanistan, including White House press secretary Jen Psaki, who cut her own vacation short after the Taliban takeover.

“He’s taking responsibility for every decision the United States government took with respect to Afghanistan, because, as he said, the buck stops with him,” national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters this week.

“Now, at the same time, that doesn’t change the fact that there are other parties here responsible as well who have taken actions and decisions that helped lead us to where we are. So, from our perspective, what we have to do now is focus on the task at hand, the mission at hand,” he added.

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Jimmy kimmel

Hahahahhaah this is not a good look for Biden at all, and America in general, doubt he will do well in the midterm elections, much less in 2024, Hopefully the US stays out of Afghanistan for good now

World_Eye

Afghanistan Is LOST, watch when the deadline passes by on the 31st of August. RPGs and shooting will strart.

L du Plessis

Biden has to listen to the Deep State and the CIA and keep the drugs flowing into the West.

Ragheadthefiendlyterrorist

Bidet’s teleprompter man is still on holiday. That’s the problem.

S Balu

What a stupid question embedded reporters and journalists are asking Biden
They should be asking CAN AMERICA BE TRUSTED IN WHAT IT UTTERS ?
MY ANSWER big NO
If war criminal Tony Blair can lie in the British parliament and INFRONT of world Cameras about SADDAM’S WMD what credibility do give to any statement made by Biden or any US officials
Please google Mike Pompeo Speech at Texas A & M university where he proudly state we lie,kill,cheat and loot

World_Eye

He is a pathetic liar he first says we haven’t any reports that no Americans out of the airport, as they all made it, then he says, but we will make everything possible for Americans with passports that want to go into Kabul airport, we will make everything to get them out?????????????????? Wait for WTF STOP
You just say MR. Presidente that there is no intel that there are Americans stuck beyond the airport. My God man replace this idiotic man at least with the woman the vice president, he is not fit to be anything. LOL

RaptarDriver

I disagree, a liar would have to be conscience of what he’s saying.
Don’t think there’s anything there between the eyes.

RaptarDriver

This retarded puppet and Lyndon Johnson are the only Executives to be obvious usurpers following a coup.

RaptarDriver

Jewish homosexual.

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