The strain of the presidency seems to be showing in the words and actions of Joe Biden.
Who am I kidding, he's been a jerk the whole time, even before he was sworn in.
The idea is that Biden is struggling with the role is being backed up by his words and actions over the Afghanistan crisis. Biden is sounding and looking like an old man who is incapable of keeping up with the fast-moving events of our era.
Biden held a "press conference" about the problems in Afghanistan, which ended in unhappiness among reporters. During his remarks about the ongoing crisis in Afghanistan caused by his decision to remove U.S. troops from the nation, Biden revealed the 31 August deadline is et in stone.
The evacuation of all U.S. troops will be completed by the end of the month regardless of whether all U.S. citizens have been evacuated.
NBC News reporter Peter Alexander asked what Biden's response would be to U.S. citizens left stranded in Afghanistan after 31 August. Biden responded with a sarcastic comment about calling the reporter.
At the end of his brief remarks, Biden was repeatedly asked what he would do if Americans were still trapped in Afghanistan following the August 31st deadline.
"Mr. President, if Americans are still in Afghanistan after the deadline, what will you do?” the reporter asked. “Sir, what will you do if Americans are still there after the deadline? No? Okay.”
Biden did not answer and then the audio was cut.
“The White House cuts the President’s microphone,” Political strategist Josh Holmes noted online. “Pretty remarkable.”
REPORTER: “If Americans are still in Afghanistan after the deadline what will you do?”
*White House cuts audio feed* pic.twitter.com/k0SGWhpXm6
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 25, 2021
Alexander, who asked Biden the question, tweeted about the exchange, noting that Biden responded by saying to him, “You’ll be the first person I call.”
I asked President Biden what he will do if Americans are still in Afghanistan after the 8/31 deadline.
His response: “You’ll be the first person I call.”
Took no questions. pic.twitter.com/MlyFIayrMZ
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 25, 2021
This guy is the worst excuse for a "president" I've ever seen. I hope it's the last time we see such a feckless in the White House. You never saw this out of President Trump. He never cowered away from reporters.