It is clear that Americans need a leader now more than ever, but who is stepping up to the plate to fight this crisis head-on? It certainly isn’t President Joe Biden and his team at the White House, who have all been hiding behind each other and using vacation time to cower from the press.
Against expert and intelligence predictions, the Taliban swiftly dismantled the United State’s decades-long pet project in Afghanistan in just one weekend. This left thousands of Americans and U.S. allies stranded and at the mercy of terrorists who hate women and any religion but their own. It’s a situation that warrants all hands on deck, but the people who are supposed to be in charge of the country and barking orders to get Americans to safety seem to be snoozing, taking long weekends, and washing their hands clean of any responsibility.
President Biden, who has spent the last few days traveling between the White House and Camp David, is scheduled to head to Delaware for a long weekend.
That’s according to the FAA's website pic.twitter.com/q9lWpHxbeG
— WMAL News (@wmalnews) August 18, 2021
What does this even mean?
“I don’t have the capability to go out and extend operations currently into Kabul,” Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin said.
Is JSOC down for maintenance? What is he saying?
— Joe Colangelo (@Itsjoeco) August 18, 2021
It took days for the president to give a public onscreen address after Americans spent their weekends watching their TV screens in horror as years of taxpayer dollars and American sacrifices went down the drain. When Biden finally left Camp David to deliver a couple of short speeches about the Taliban’s takeover, he used them to blame former President Donald Trump’s plan to pull troops out of Afghanistan and refuse responsibility for any part of his botched withdrawal. Both of the times Biden addressed the nation days into the global mess, he refused to take questions from frustrated reporters in the White House press corps.
Biden has given two speeches at the White House in between flying back and forth between Camp David & D.C. but has not answered a single question from the White House press corps since the Taliban conquered Kabul.
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) August 18, 2021
Today would be a great day for journalists to be able to ask the president of the United States questions about Afghanistan. Aside from yesterday’s ABC interview, he hasn’t taken questions on Afghanistan (or anything else) since last Tuesday.
— Kathryn Watson (@kathrynw5) August 19, 2021
Biden also finally took the time to sit down with ABC News’s George Stephanopoulos and give one of his only presidential interviews since taking office. But once again, he used his platform to deflect blame for his administration’s poor Afghanistan planning onto intelligence failures and lie that there was no way to avoid the chaotic events that followed the U.S troop withdrawal.
Hoo boy https://t.co/OhQiR4wGwC
— Mollie (@MZHemingway) August 19, 2021
No way to avoid this chaos? That's a bald-faced lie.
Joe Biden is as dishonest as he is impotent. https://t.co/cCkOs0n8Kb
— Tom Cotton (@TomCottonAR) August 18, 2021
He also made flippant comments about the Afghans who died after clinging to U.S. planes and lied that “no one is being killed right now.”
I CANNOT believe that THIS is our “Commander-in-Chief.” Whet a sad embarrassment…
Stephanopoulos: "We've seen Afghans falling [from a plane]…"
Pres. Biden: "That was four days ago, five days ago!"pic.twitter.com/IeHESb9ZgU
— Kayleigh McEnany (@kayleighmcenany) August 19, 2021
Pres. Biden to @GStephanopoulos on Afghanistan: “No one’s being killed right now — we got 1,200 out yesterday, a couple thousand today. And it’s increasing. We’re gonna get those people out.” https://t.co/V3LBknRjEg pic.twitter.com/mFeDXuWUeh
— ABC News (@ABC) August 19, 2021
“I think the American people are with me,” Biden concluded in a tone-deaf statement at the end of the interview that ignored the premise of so many people’s rage.
It shouldn’t be too much to ask the leader of our country and a global figure to do his job, but all we get is a confused, tired old man who obviously can’t handle the pressure that comes with his position and offers gibberish and false statements as reassurance.