In a recent interview with George Stephanopolous, Joe Biden’s behavior suggested that his mental state may be quickly declining. He couldn’t remember anything and kept stumbling over his answers. The Daily Mail reports:
Joe Biden said he can’t ‘recall’ if he was warned to maintain a troop presence in Afghanistan and insisted ‘no one is being killed’ during the chaos at the Kabul airport in a series of confusing comments in his first interview on the bungled withdrawal and the Taliban’s takeover.
He also said he would have still pulled troops from Afghanistan without former President Donald Trump’s deal to get everyone out by May 1 in a reversal of his finger-pointing at his predecessor for the chaos.
‘Your top military advisers warned against withdrawing on this timeline – they wanted you to keep about 2,500 troops,’ ABC’s George Stephanopoulos said to Biden in an interview that aired Thursday morning.
‘No, they didn’t,’ the president pushed back. ‘It was split. That wasn’t true. That wasn’t true.’
‘They didn’t tell you they wanted troops to stay?’ Stephanopoulos asked.
‘No, not in terms of whether we were going to get out in a time frame – all troops, they didn’t argue against that,’ Biden reiterated.
There were multiple warnings from top brass and military intelligence officials who cautioned against a total withdrawal from Afghanistan, claiming the situation was ripe for the Taliban to take over.
The Wall Street Journal reported on Tuesday that Biden knew the risks of a total troop pull out and went forward with it anyway despite objections and warnings from his team.
Biden also said in the interview that chaos in Kabul was inevitable – months after saying it was not – and snapped at a question over photos of Afghans falling from planes and packing a C-17 while trying desperately to flee the Taliban.
The president’s performance was blasted from all arenas with Republicans and Democrats branding Biden ‘shameful’ and calling for him to ‘take responsibility’ for the scenes of violence and disorder in recent days as thousands attempted to flee while the Taliban advanced.
He falsely claimed, at one point, that ‘no one is being killed’ in the chaotic scenes around the Kabul airport – despite 12 confirmed deaths.
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