If you compare the actions of the Trump and Biden administrations, it becomes quite shocking just how inept the latter truly is. It’s inexcusable the way Biden and his officials have conducted themselves within the government, including their immigration policies, depletion of America’s energy independence, and most recently, the deadly evacuation in Afghanistan.
Now the Pentagon is speaking up, pushing their spokesman in front of cameras when really he should be in the basement with Biden somewhere.
The Pentagon’s spokesman on Tuesday acknowledged Americans are “stranded” in Afghanistan, contradicting the White House press secretary’s assertion on August 24 “it’s irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not.”
When Pentagon spokesman John Kirby was asked by MSNBC’s Willie Geist how diplomacy will get Americans “out of the Taliban-controlled Afghanistan,” Kirby replied that like other locations in the world, “we have Americans that get stranded in countries all the time.”
TODAY: Biden's Pentagon Spokesman: “We have Americans that get stranded in countries all the time”
LAST WEEK: Biden's Press Sec Jen Psaki: "I think it's irresponsible to say Americans are stranded. They are not." pic.twitter.com/fhte5I85R3
— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) August 31, 2021
Watch his full remarks here:
Flashback to August 24, Jen Psaki – Joe Biden’s Eva Braun – called reporters were “irresponsible” for claiming Americans were stranded in Afghanistan.
Peter Doocy followed up by trying to confirm what he just heard – no Americans were stranded in Afghanistan.
Psaki responded indirectly, “I’m just calling you out for saying that we are stranding Americans in Afghanistan.”
Psaki went on and on claiming that “no American would be left behind,” a political mantra the Biden administration has been repeating since campaigning in 2019.
But Biden did not bring all Americans home.
This is insane! https://t.co/hjnV3DFq8G
— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) August 18, 2021
Gen. Kenneth McKenzie acknowledged Monday in a Pentagon press conference after the U.S. evacuation was completed that Biden did not save “everyone” stranded behind enemy lines in Afghanistan.
— The Hill (@thehill) August 31, 2021
McKenzie’s words contradicted Biden’s promise on August 19 during an interview with ABC’s George Stephanopoulos, when he asked Biden if he was “committed” to rescuing all Americans.
And the 20+ other times Biden claimed “no American would be left behind” in Afghanistan and elsewhere.
It is unknown exactly how many Americans are stranded. The Pentagon estimated between two hundred and one hundred American citizens are still in the country.
That number seems low, and no one from the Biden administration will confirm the exact number.
Author: Elizabeth Tierney