Wow, just wow.
The cognitively deficient ‘commander in chief’ is doing little to project any strength or confidence as the entire country of Afghanistan is overtaken by Taliban forces as a result of Biden’s orders.
Instead of a show of force — as would have been the case under Trump — Sleep Joe has decided instead to retreat to a basement somewhere in Camp David. His vacation underway, Biden refuses to allow for it to be interrupted.
Not even a month ago, Biden held a press conference assuring the nation that a Taliban takeover would be impossible, and all intelligence reports pointed to a peaceful transition amid a U.S. withdrawal.
— ⚔️Sir Rickster⚔️ (@Rickster_75) August 16, 2021
But the events in Afghanistan over the weekend have caused many to grow concerned.
Still, Joe Biden will remain hidden at his presidential retreat at Camp David through Monday, according to the White House, as the Taliban swiftly seized control of Afghanistan.
The president’s daily guidance for Monday indicated Biden would remain at Camp David for at least one more day, with no public events scheduled.
But a senior administration official indicated to reporters Sunday evening that Biden might address the country “in the next few days.”
It remains unclear whether Biden will speak from Camp David or return to the White House to deliver his speech, the reports noted. He was previously scheduled to remain at Camp David until Wednesday.
Biden has not spoken publicly on Afghanistan since Tuesday after expressing optimism that the leaders of the Afghan government would rally to defend their country.
Biden told reporters Tuesday he did not regret his decisions on Afghanistan, leaving the following day for the rest of his August vacation in Delaware before he shifted his vacation to Camp David on Friday.
From Camp David, Biden has monitored the crisis as the White House released photographs of the president speaking to aides remotely on social media.
Photo released by the WH showing Biden alone at a conference table at Camp David does not project much confidence pic.twitter.com/q2dNI92Eui
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 15, 2021
On Saturday, the White House released a 600-word statement from Biden defending his decision to leave Afghanistan and blaming former President Donald Trump for empowering the Taliban:
Over the past several days I have been in close contact with my national security team to give them direction on how to protect our interests and values as we end our military mission in Afghanistan.
Read my full statement: https://t.co/C1f68bQaUQ
— President Biden (@POTUS) August 14, 2021
On Sunday, the White House sent Secretary of State Tony Blinken to speak about the crisis. The interviews were a complete disaster, with Blinken refusing to properly address the situation:
Tony Blinken goes 7 minutes without answering a single question pic.twitter.com/Xe5UmfmOlI
— Jack Posobiec 🇺🇸 (@JackPosobiec) August 15, 2021
But Biden has remained off-camera as images and footage of the Taliban entering Kabul flooded onto various forms of media.
Author: Sebastian Hayworth