Fox News Chief National Security Correspondent Jennifer Griffin excoriated President Biden’s “alternate reality” remarks on Afghanistan Friday, stating she “couldn’t fact-check it fast enough in real-time.”
“I am having a hard time digesting what we heard because I couldn’t fact-check it fast enough in real-time, because there were so many misrepresentations of what is happening on the ground,” Griffin asserted on “America Reports” with host Sandra Smith.
“To see what is happening with the remnants of al Qaeda, ISIS-K, the Khorasan Group, and even the Taliban, that would have required partners on the ground. What we [have] seen in recent days is those partners on the ground have been abandoned. They are in hiding, they are fearing for their lives. They fled the country,” she reported.
Griffin told Smith that the president asserted that there has been “no question of [US] credibility from allies around the world.” That simply is not true. The United States’ closest allies have lambasted America and Biden for his catastrophic and humiliating withdrawal from Afghanistan that has left approximately 15,000 Americans stranded behind enemy lines and on their own.
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“We also thought America was back, but America is withdrawing,” remarked French parliament member Nathalie Loiseau.
The British were even blunter in their assessment of Biden’s failure. United Kingdom MP Tom Tugendhat slammed Biden on Thursday for blaming Afghan troops for the mess that the president created.
“To see [the United States’] commander-in-chief call into question the courage of men I fought with, to claim that they ran, is shameful. Those who have never fought for the colors they fly should be careful about criticizing those who have,” Tugendhat caustically stated referring directly to Biden.
Griffin said that America has no allies left in Afghanistan. That has occurred since the British and the French have allegedly lost all trust in the United States following America’s refusal to run missions into Kabul to rescue citizens. Both the British and the French have sent their military in to grab anyone they can find trapped by the Taliban.
“The whole reason the U.S. military cannot leave the airport to rescue any Americans who are out in Kabul when British and French special forces can do so is that they don’t have any partners left. They don’t have partners there who can help them safely navigate. So I don’t see how you can say that with a straight face that they’re going to be ‘over the horizon capabilities’ to see the terror threat in Afghanistan when this is all said and done,” she commented.
That was in response to Biden claiming during his remarks on Friday that the U.S. will have an “over the horizon capability” to reinsert itself back into the region to combat any burgeoning terror threats.
“The damage done to international relations, international standing, we heard, as you said, from international leaders around the world that NATO allies were gobsmacked at the Senate announcement in withdrawal of troops from Afghanistan. And I remember at the time when shortly after the Biden administration took over and Secretary Blinken went over to tell NATO allies that, it wasn’t a discussion with allies. It was ‘we are leaving’,” Griffin added.
Following that declaration, both Italy and France had to immediately decide whether to pull their citizens from Kabul.
“There is still no good explanation for why the SIV process was going so slow. That was a State Department run effort that we have talked to and documented the issue for four years, and there has been slow rolling in ridiculous amounts of paperwork in 14 steps,” Griffin reported.
She also stunningly explained why there are delays in extraction flights by the U.S. military. Because of what Biden has done, there are now limited third-party countries that will allow U.S. planes to land.
“This was an alternate reality that was just presented from the White House,” she charged. “And I just feel very, very… a great deal of empathy not only for the people of Afghanistan but for our poor Marines and 82nd Airborne who have been sent back into the airport after having been pulled out unceremoniously, having to lift those babies over the wall and see the scenes of the humanitarian disaster that were anticipated.”
Griffin’s – and America’s – BS detector was loudly going off during Biden’s remarks:
Jennifer Griffin @FoxNews: "I'm having a hard time digesting what we just heard… there were so many misrepresentations of what is happening on the ground…"
— Tammy Bruce (@HeyTammyBruce) August 20, 2021
Jennifer Griffin of FOX News calling BS on many of Biden's claims right now.
— Mike LaChance (@MikeLaChance33) August 20, 2021
Jennifer Griffin's face just now on FNC was PRICELESS. NO ONE can believe what we just witnessed.
— Chicks On The Right (@chicksonright) August 20, 2021
Jennifer Griffin, Fox News Pentagon correspondent: “An alternate reality presented by the White House”
— Miranda Devine (@mirandadevine) August 20, 2021
My god I have never seen Jennifer Griffin so pissed on live tv.
— Brent (@Brentj2010) August 20, 2021
Fox's Jennifer Griffin basically calling Biden big fat liar right now. "I couldn't fact check the misrepresentations fast enough."
— tree hugging sister (@treehuggingsis) August 20, 2021
Jennifer Griffin just called out Biden for ALL OF HIS LIES!!!
— cathy miller (@chattycatthy) August 20, 2021
Jennifer Griffin on Fox just killed it…called Biden’s comments an alternative reality.
— BhawkMom (@bhawk_mom) August 20, 2021
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