After being challenged about his plan to extract Americans out of Afghanistan by the end of the month deadline, President Joe Biden came back with his typical manner: by making an insensitive joke about American lives being in danger.
During a briefing concerning cybersecurity, Peter Alexander of the New York Times asked if the administration had any idea how to address the fact that some Americans would be left behind in Afghanistan after the deadline.
After Biden finished speaking on the main topic, Alexander presented the question to the president, who replied while smiling, “You’ll be the first person I call.”
I asked President Biden what he will do if Americans are still in Afghanistan after the 8/31 deadline.
His response: “You’ll be the first person I call.”
Took no questions. pic.twitter.com/MlyFIayrMZ
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 25, 2021
“I asked President Biden what he will do if Americans are still in Afghanistan after the 8/31 deadline,” Alexander wrote on his social media. “His response: ‘You’ll be the first person I call.’ Took no questions.”
The president refused to answer any more questions before quickly leaving the briefing.
Al Jazeera is mocking the United States, saying that the Taliban was "very much welcoming" to journalists and was "actively asking for more questions" while Democrat President Joe Biden "slammed his book shut, took no questions and walked out of the room." pic.twitter.com/KOVqmhRt6S
— Ryan Saavedra (@RealSaavedra) August 18, 2021
Biden's refusal to answer important questions about the situation in Afghanistan has caused many Americans to show more doubt for the President of the United States.
Audible scoffs from some in the press pool as the President once again delivers remarks, but takes no questions.
Biden has not taken any reporter questions since the Taliban took Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/dKuYf7JRip
— Jacqui Heinrich (@JacquiHeinrich) August 18, 2021