The White House released a photo of a weak, impotent-looking President Biden sitting alone at a conference table in a video call with Vice President Kamala Harris and other national security officials as Afghanistan fell to the Taliban.
“This morning, the President and Vice President met with their national security team and senior officials to hear updates on the draw down of our civilian personnel in Afghanistan, evacuations of SIV applicants and other Afghan allies, and the ongoing security situation in Kabul,” the White Hosue tweeted on Sunday afternoon as they released the photo.
Displaying how clueless and incompetent the Biden administration truly is, in the photo released by the White House, it appears they accidentally outed CIA operatives in Qatar by labeling Zoom boxes “CIA” and “Doha Station.” The photo is allegedly from Camp David and shows Biden alone, looking befuddled while he speaks with national security advisers. Again, people are awaiting verification of the photo as he has not been seen anywhere else during this mess.
As the world blames Biden for the catastrophe that many are comparing to the fall of Saigon in the Vietnam War, the president says he will address the Afghanistan issue in the “next few days” according to CNN. Meanwhile, the United States is rushing to get thousands of Americans out of the country as the Taliban slaughters those who resist them. The city of Kabul has fallen to them and our embassy will be besieged by them.
This morning, the President and Vice President met with their national security team and senior officials to hear updates on the draw down of our civilian personnel in Afghanistan, evacuations of SIV applicants and other Afghan allies, and the ongoing security situation in Kabul. pic.twitter.com/U7IpK3Hyj8
— The White House (@WhiteHouse) August 15, 2021
The image was enough to get people fired up, but some social media critics questioned the date and authenticity of the photo itself.
Jen Psaki “on vacation” ?
No one has heard from POTUS?
No one has heard from VP?
The 1 photo we’ve been provided of Biden, allegedly of NatSec meeting today, may be from March?
Where are @GOPLeader @LeaderMcConnell
Jeb Bush, George Bush, Barack Obama, Bill Clinton… Crickets.
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) August 16, 2021
Need an answer @POTUS @PressSec @WhiteHouse Is this a real photo??? https://t.co/aTQ2eeiRye
— Jason Chaffetz (@jasoninthehouse) August 16, 2021
Okay team, If “London” stands for GMT and not the time in London then #ClockGate can be put to rest. But I’m nit resting until we hear this from Joe Biden’s own bad CGI mouth! https://t.co/C4QuynTtF5
— Melcolm X (@RealMelcolmX) August 16, 2021
Biden has been absent on vacation as the chaos in Afghanistan spirals out of control and people are butchered. Not only are countries such as the United Kingdom blaming the United States for the bloody situation, but many are also wondering where Biden was as the capital city of Kabul was overrun.
He is defending his decision on withdrawing troops from the terrorist-infested country while blaming former President Trump for the catastrophe.
“When I came to office, I inherited a deal cut by my predecessor—which he invited the Taliban to discuss at Camp David on the eve of 9/11 of 2019—that left the Taliban in the strongest position militarily since 2001 and imposed a May 1, 2021 deadline on US forces,” Biden said in a statement on Saturday.
“Shortly before he left office, he also drew US forces down to a bare minimum of 2,500,” Biden stated. “Therefore, when I became President, I faced a choice—follow through on the deal, with a brief extension to get our forces and our allies’ forces out safely, or ramp up our presence and send more American troops to fight once again in another country’s civil conflict.”
Biden’s lack of leadership and indecisiveness is being called an embarrassment by Republicans. Former President Trump has called for his resignation as have a number of other GOP leaders.
“It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen to Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy,” Trump stated in an email. “It shouldn’t be a big deal, because he wasn’t elected legitimately in the first place!”
“Joe Biden gets it wrong every time on foreign policy, and many other issues,” Trump wrote. “Everyone knew he couldn’t handle the pressure.”
Trump shreds Biden for ignoring plan in Afghanistan: ‘Everyone knew he couldn’t handle the pressure’ https://t.co/Brfbq4NlUg pic.twitter.com/e385lTLujb
— Conservative News (@BIZPACReview) August 15, 2021
“He ran out of Afghanistan instead of following the plan our Administration left for him—a plan that protected our people and our property, and ensured the Taliban would never dream of taking our Embassy or providing a base for new attacks against America,” the former president added.
“The withdrawal would be guided by facts on the ground,” Trump asserted. “After I took out ISIS, I established a credible deterrent. That deterrent is now gone.”
“The Taliban no longer has fear or respect for America or America’s power,” he noted. “What a disgrace it will be when the Taliban raises their flag over America’s Embassy in Kabul.”
“This is complete failure through weakness, incompetence, and total strategic incoherence,” Trump concluded.
“First thing’s first, why is Joe Biden on vacation, why hasn’t his administration taken a single question? This is an embarrassment,” Ohio Representative Jim Jordan bluntly stated on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) August 15, 2021
He also tweeted on Sunday, “America’s in crisis. Afghanistan’s in chaos. Why’s Joe Biden on vacation?”
America’s in crisis. Afghanistan’s in chaos.
Why’s Joe Biden on vacation?
— Rep. Jim Jordan (@Jim_Jordan) August 15, 2021
Republican Conference Chairwoman Elise Stefanik tweeted, “America is in crisis. And Joe Biden is on vacation.”
She also called the fall of Kabul and Afghanistan, Biden’s Saigon.
This is Joe Biden’s Saigon.
A disastrous failure on the international stage that will never be forgotten – meanwhile Joe is on vacation. https://t.co/qe17HhEPm9
— Elise Stefanik (@EliseStefanik) August 15, 2021
“No person who calls themselves the President of the United States should be on vacation while the world crumbles down around them. The dereliction of duty continues…” Colorado Republican Representative Lauren Boebert tweeted.
No person who calls themselves the President of the United States should be on vacation while the world crumbles down around them.
The dereliction of duty continues…
— Lauren Boebert (@laurenboebert) August 15, 2021
The Taliban has seized large caches of weapons, munitions, and military equipment such as armored tanks and military vehicles. Americans are being evacuated from the country and 5,000 troops have been sent in. There is widespread chaos and panic as people try to get out of Afghanistan as the Taliban rampages killing people. They were able to take control of the country in just over a week.
(Video Credit: Sky News)
Senators and members of the House were briefed on Sunday concerning the situation in Afghanistan. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi blocked them from asking top military officials questions.
“On the conference call briefing for members of Congress with Biden officials. It’s clear the Biden administration was caught unprepared, didn’t anticipate this catastrophe and the President is hiding & asleep at the wheel,” Congressman Jim Banks tweeted Sunday.
On the conference call briefing for members of Congress with Biden officials. It’s clear the Biden administration was caught unprepared, didn’t anticipate this catastrophe and the President is hiding & asleep at the wheel.
— Jim Banks (@RepJimBanks) August 15, 2021
Many are enraged by Biden’s lack of action and his exceedingly weak response:
Are they going to wheel jelly brain up to the podium today? How about a lousy teleprompter speech on Afghanistan? You Pisoshito, stay on vacation. https://t.co/26IlaqgfcQ
— Blue Starr (@bluestarrfl) August 15, 2021
Joe Biden has left Camp David and is heading straight to the Situation Room at the White House.
LOL – just kidding – he’s still asleep and still doesn’t know what planet he’s on.
— Catturd ™ (@catturd2) August 15, 2021
I know these photos are supposed to make it look like Biden's in control or whatever, but they're doing the opposite.
He's alone in an empty room miles from the Situation Room, removed from the chaos, looking alone and out of sorts. #Afghanistan https://t.co/FuhLasfx3x
— John Cooper (@thejcoop) August 15, 2021
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