After a reporter inquires about Afghanistan, Biden abruptly interrupts the news conference and walks away.
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA Joe Biden rushed out of a press conference today as a reporter attempted to question him on the current Afghan problem.
President Biden snarled at a reporter who questioned him about Afghanistan’s ongoing unrest. He hurriedly exited the news conference stage after saying he was “not going to answer on Afghanistan today.” The tense exchange occurred during the US President’s visit to the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s (FEMA) headquarters as Hurricane Ida approaches the United States.
President Biden used the press conference to outline his administration’s hurricane preparations.
He said the storm is “life-threatening” and that the damage will “certainly be huge.”
Mr Biden warned that restoring power to certain areas may take weeks, and that his government was “prepared for the worst.”
“I’m not meant to take any questions, but go ahead,” he said after his statements.
“Is there still… in Afghanistan?” a reporter inquired.
President Biden, on the other hand, cut off the reporter before she could finish her question, stating, “I’m not going to answer on Afghanistan right now.”
He then stormed off the stage, disappearing from view of the live camera.
“Biden instantly declares he doesn’t want to talk about Afghanistan and walks away,” a social media account sharing the interaction tweeted.
“13 US servicemen were killed as a result of the chaos generated by Biden.”
“Biden has NO CLUE what’s going on,” Ronny Jackson, a Republican congressman from Texas, tweeted.
“He won’t answer any Afghanistan questions because he CAN’T answer any Afghanistan ones. It’s time for him to REGISTER!”
“Biden owes those families answers,” some remarked.
His remark that he was “not supposed to accept any questions” was picked up on by some viewers.
“I’d really like to know who is in command of the country,” one viewer said. This is completely absurd.”
Others linked it to Vice President Joe Biden’s recent remark at a press conference following the Kabul airport attack that he was “instructed” to contact reporters from a list.
The president attended a sorrowful ceremony in Delaware earlier today for the repatriation of the bodies of the 13 US Marines killed in an ISIS attack.
At Dover Air Force Base, he was accompanied by his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, for the “dignified transfer” of US service troops.
Mr. Biden praised the service members as “heroes” in a statement released on Saturday.Brinkwire Summary News