A reporter asks Biden if he will sign off on sending U.S. troops into Kabul to evacuate Americans who haven’t been able to get to the airport safely.
In utter defiance of widely known and reported facts on the ground, Biden states,
“We have no indication that they haven’t been able to get in Kabul through the airport.”
“We’ve made an agreement with the Taliban, thus far they’ve allowed them to go through, it’s in their interest for them to go through, so we know of no circumstance where American citizens carrying American passports are trying to get through to the airport. “
“But we will do whatever needs to be done to see to it they get there.”
Is he even lying at this point, or just so far gone he simply has no grasp on reality?
Not used to being called out by the loyal media-wing of his party, Biden struggles to respond to a reporter who said,
“You said there’s no circumstances where American citizens cannot get to the airport. That doesn’t really square with the images we’re seeing around the airport, with the reporting on the ground from our colleagues who are describing chaos and violence.”
“Are you saying unequivocally, that any American who wants to get to the airport, is getting there and is getting past the security barrier and to the planes where they want to go?”
After a reporter asked Biden a question, Biden looked at his notes and said, “I thought the question was…”
Is Biden being given questions from the media beforehand?!
— JT Lewis (@thejtlewis) August 20, 2021
Fact-checking is typically reserved only for Republicans:
The reality and the rhetoric are miles apart:
.@DavidMuir: "The president said he has no intelligence that the Americans have not been able to get [to the Kabul airport]. The question, obviously—does that square with reporting on ground?"@IanPannell: "I mean—just totally not."
— ABC News (@ABC) August 20, 2021
Here’s what separates Americans trapped in Afghanistan from the airport:
An Afghan man sent me this video which he said was raked outside Kabul airport today. How are Americans and Afghans supposed to get through this? pic.twitter.com/PjRTvof5p5
— Jeff Schogol (@JeffSchogol) August 19, 2021