Approximately six hours after a suicide bomber killed 13 American soldiers in Afghanistan on Thursday, Joe Biden made a statement and took a few questions from the media. It was painful to watch.
Biden struggled, as usual but when he finally took questions things got downright bizarre.
He began by saying out loud that he was “instructed” on which reporters he should call on for questions.
Townhall has details:
Disgrace: Weak Biden Struggles Through Remarks After 13 Americans Killed
The day 13 American service members and an unknown number of Afghans were killed by suicide bombings in Kabul, Afghanistan, President Joe Biden was 25 minutes late to address the nation in a roaming speech marked with labored breathing and a few choked-up moments.
Biden said he’s “outraged as well as heartbroken” after “ISIS-K took the lives of service members standing guard at the airport” in Kabul Thursday.
“These American service members who gave their lives” in Kabul “were heroes,” Biden said. “Heroes who’ve been engaged in the dangerous, selfless mission to save the lives of others.” The dangerous mission is, of course, the result of the Biden administration’s misreading of intelligence that led the world to watch Afghanistan fall to the Taliban in a matter of days…
Following his remarks, Biden again pulled out a preapproved list of reporters he “was instructed to call on” before attempting to again blame former President Trump for his deadly handling of the Afghanistan withdrawal after eventually calling on Fox News’ Peter Doocy.
Here’s the video:
Joe Biden says that he "was instructed to call on" specific reporters for questions.
Who is calling the shots here? pic.twitter.com/K24AH81g1L
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 26, 2021
Who is instructing Joe Biden?
Who is really in charge here?
Then there was this bizarre moment:
After Biden blamed Donald Trump for the collapse of Afghanistan and demanded Peter Doocy agree, Doocy informed him that "Donald Trump is not the President anymore," and Biden lost it, burying his face in his hands and leather notebook.
Once he got up, Biden kept blaming Trump. pic.twitter.com/D7QBR2A2wd
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 26, 2021
Optics disaster pic.twitter.com/g2FJtZAGAa
— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 26, 2021
No wonder he hasn’t been taking many questions lately.