I Can’t Remember Your First Question – Three Times President Biden Faltered During Taliban, Afghan Crisis’ Briefing

President Biden took questions from a room stuffed with reporters on Friday for the primary time for the reason that Taliban’s lightning-fast takeover of Kabul, Afghanistan, however at instances the 78-year-old commander-in-chief flubbed his phrases and supplied a collection of chaotic contradictions.

According to Daily Mail, there are seven contentious moments from the president’s information convention.

I Can’t Remember Your First Question – Three Times President Biden Faltered During Taliban, Afghan Crisis’ Briefing 2

One, Biden proclaims al-Qaeda is ‘gone’ in Afghanistan, in direct contradiction with the Pentagon’s evaluation

‘What curiosity do we have now in Afghanistan with al-Qaeda gone?’ Biden rhetorically requested the White House press corps.

That assertion stands in direct contradiction to a report from the Defense Department Inspector normal on Operation Freedom’s Sentinel, protecting April 1, 2021 to June 30, 2021.

“The Taliban continued to maintain its relationship with al-Qaeda, providing safe haven for the terrorist group in Afghanistan,” the report learn.

Two, Biden mentioned he had seen “no indication” Americans had a troublesome time attending to the airport, however American journalists on the bottom mentioned in any other case.   

“We have no indication that [Americans] have not been able to get, in Kabul, through the airport. We have made an agreement with the Taliban. Thus far, they have allowed them to go through,” Biden informed reporters.

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

Days in the past, the US State Department informed Americans to get to the Kabul airport on their very own to be evacuated. “THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT CANNOT ENSURE SAFE PASSAGE TO THE HAMID KARZAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT,” they wrote in a memo.

State Department spokesman Ned Price in a subsequent information convention conceded that Americans had been having a tough time attending to the airport.

“It remains to be the case that many Afghans and many American citizens have not been able to get through,” a reporter famous. “I don’t think anyone is denying the reports,” Price mentioned. 

Thirdly, as Biden turned to depart the briefing, a reporter yelled out, “Why do you continue to trust the Taliban, Mr. President?”

“This is about America leading the world, and all our allies have agreed to that. And by the way, before I made this decision, I was at the G7, as well as met with our NATO partners, and I told them all, every one of them knew and agreed with the decision I made, to jointly end our involvement in Afghanistan. The first part of your question was — I can’t remember now,” the president informed one other reporter. 

“Would you make the same commitment to bring out Afghans who assisted in the war effort?” one other query got here. 

“Yes, yes, we’re making the same commitment,’ the president said, adding that evacuating special immigrant visa recipients was ‘equally important, almost,’ as evacuating American citizens,” Biden replied.

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