“President Biden Provides an Update on his Administration’s Response to Hurricane Henri, as well as an Update on the Evacuation of American Citizens, SIV Applicants and Their Families, and Vulnerable Afghans.”
According to the White House, Joe Biden will be addressing the nation at 4:00 p.m. EST.
Yesterday, reports were circulating that Biden would address the nation Sunday on the Afghanistan situation, specifically the evacuation efforts amid the Biden-caused calamity.
Today, the White House is portraying Biden’s address to the nation as being primarily about “Hurricane” Henri, which hit Rhode Island as a tropical storm, with some comments on the Afghanistan evacuation.
On the off chance Biden actually addresses the Afghanistan debacle, we are running a “live” post.
Note the White House title of this livestream: “President Biden Provides an Update on his Administration’s Response to Hurricane Henri.” And the description: “President Biden Provides an Update on his Administration’s Response to Hurricane Henri, as well as an Update on the Evacuation of American Citizens, SIV Applicants and Their Families, and Vulnerable Afghans.”
We will be updating this post, so stay tuned.
Biden again saying the situation at Afghanistan was going to happen regardless of when, which means he's saying people would have been shot at and beaten well before the Taliban took over.
This is just false and insane.
— Curtis Houck (@CurtisHouck) August 22, 2021
US President @JoeBiden is giving an update on evacuation efforts in #Afghanistan. He says 28,000 people have been evacuated since August 14th bringing the total number since July to 33,000. @rtenews pic.twitter.com/uJ19pudyjK
— Brian O'Donovan (@BrianOD_News) August 22, 2021
I’m sorry but the amount of lies told during Biden’s last briefing makes me very skeptical. He went from not contacting our allies for days after the fall of Kabul to keeping in close contact with them personally?
I just don’t believe it.#BidensAfghanistan
— Kimberly Klacik (@kimKBaltimore) August 22, 2021
Biden’s contention that the only way to evacuate Kabul would have been some version of *this* is completely preposterous
— Rich Lowry (@RichLowry) August 22, 2021
— Clairefl (@Clairefl2) August 22, 2021
Of course there is.
It just would’ve required starting months ago when Congress asked (and when Biden and Blinken said it wasn’t necessary). https://t.co/XqxsbqvwCi
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) August 22, 2021
New: Biden says there are discussions about extending airlift deadline past Aug 31 but they hope they don’t have to
— Josh Lederman (@JoshNBCNews) August 22, 2021
If I had an Afghani for every time President Biden called Afghans “Afghanis,” I would have five Afghanis.
— Idrees Ali (@idreesali114) August 22, 2021
— Mace News (@MaceNewsMacro) August 22, 2021
Listening to the questions and answers of Pres Biden about Afghanistan…the issue is not whether we should get out but HOW we do it…and whether there was a plan to leave and how it was executed
— Greta Van Susteren (@greta) August 22, 2021
— Hümeyra Pamuk (@humeyra_pamuk) August 22, 2021
"I had a basic decision to make. I either
withdraw America from a 20-year war…I either increase the number of forces there, or end the war."
-Biden on the decision to end the war in #Afghanistan
— amna (@IAmAmnaNawaz) August 22, 2021
"Planes taking off from Kabul are not flying directly to the United States," Biden says they are landing to U.S. Military bases and transit centers around the world where security screenings take place for everyone who is not a U.S. Citizen. pic.twitter.com/E9FjkF2pA2
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 22, 2021
“I don’t trust anybody including you,” says Biden to @edokeefe who asks again if he can trust the Taliban
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 22, 2021
"History will record that this was the right decision"
— Michael P Pregent (@MPPregent) August 22, 2021
Biden: Taliban has to make a fundamental decision. Are they going to be able to provide for the well being of the people of #Afghanistan…and if it does, it's going to need everything from additional help, economic assistance, trade & other things"
"they are seeking legitimacy"
— amna (@IAmAmnaNawaz) August 22, 2021
President Biden: “this was the Logical rational and right decision to make” re afghanistan
— Vivian Salama (@vmsalama) August 22, 2021
Biden believes his decision to pull out of Afghanistan will "end the war." He says Americans will come to understand that he was "absolutely correct" in not increasing troops for a war that was "no longer warranted." pic.twitter.com/MBVymOTwGh
— Teri Schultz (@terischultz) August 22, 2021
President Biden, “The Taliban is a “rag-tag force.” Was that before or after we gave them billions of dollars of weapons and equipment?
— Mark Walker (@RepMarkWalker) August 22, 2021
— Fox News (@FoxNews) August 22, 2021
On Aug. 16 Pres. Biden said admin had drawn up plans for every contingency "including rapid collapse we’re seeing now."
So easy question: did those contingency plans include mobilizing US commercial planes? If not, what was source and extent of their failure to game this out? https://t.co/vMz3eYu5qu
— Omri Ceren (@omriceren) August 22, 2021
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