Biden chuckles at poll showing most Americans think he’s no longer ‘competent’ amid Afghanistan crisis
Biden LAUGHED at the fact that the majority of Americans believe he is no longer competent amid the debacle in Afghanistan.
- A recent poll says that the majority of Americans find Biden less competent amid the Afghanistan crisis.
- According to the survey, 74% of citizens believe the U.S. troops’ withdrawal has gone “badly.”
- Nevertheless, Biden states he was “absolutely correct” in his decision.
During a Sunday press conference in the White House, President Joe Biden couldn’t hold his laughter after hearing that the majority of Americans find him incompetent as head of the United States amid the rising chaos in Afghanistan.
Moreover, Biden’s overall approval rating decreased rapidly, with the majority of the 2,142 American citizens participating in the survey claiming he is now less competent, focused, and effective than he was at the first quarter of the year.
Instead of taking the results seriously, the 46th president chuckled and said:
“I haven’t seen that poll.”
Commenting on his decision to withdraw, Biden explained:
“Look, I had a basic decision to make. I either withdraw America from a 20-year war, that … cost us $150 million a day for 20 years or $320 a day for 20 years… The only reason we’re in Afghanistan is this is the place from which Bin Laden attacked the United States of America.”
The U.S. president stated: “My job is to make judgments no one else can or will make.”
Biden said he is convinced he is “absolutely correct in not deciding to send more young women and men to war.” According to the poll in question, 63% of Americans support his decision to remove U.S. troops from Afghanistan.
As for the evacuation of people from Afghanistan’s capital city of Kabul following the shocking turn of events after the Taliban seized power, the president said:
“Let me be clear – the evacuation of thousands of people from Kabul is going to be hard and painful… There is no way to evacuate this many people without pain and loss and heartbreaking images you see on television. It’s just a fact.”
Biden stated that about 33,000 people have already been evacuated from Afghanistan since July. He also stressed that troops were maintaining constant vigilance against terrorist threats, particularly from the local affiliate of ISIS.
The president added that the Taliban “has not taken action against U.S. forces” yet.
“Any American that wants to get home will get home.”
Following the Pentagon ordering six U.S. commercial airlines to help move evacuees from temporary sites outside of Afghanistan, Biden said:
“Our first priority in Kabul is getting American citizens out of the situation as quickly and safely as possible. Any American that wants to get home will get home.”
We are going to do everything that we can to provide safe evacuation for our Afghan allies, partners, and Afghans who may be targeted for their association with the United States.
And let me be clear: any American that wants to come home, we will get you home.
— President Biden (@POTUS) August 20, 2021
Furthermore, the U.S. president said the government was “Looking to move our Afghan allies” out of the country as well. He clarified:
“One, planes taking off from Kabul are not flying directly to the United States.
Two, at these sites where they are landing we are conducting scrutiny security screening for everyone who is not a U.S. citizen or a lawful permanent resident. Anyone arriving in the United States will have undergone a background check.
Three, once screened and cleared will welcome these Afghans we helped us in the war effort over the last 20 years.”
Since the Taliban takeover, Biden has reportedly sent 6,000 U.S. troops to help with the evacuation. However, the Pentagon said they were only able to evacuate 2,500 Americans from Kabul in the past week, meaning that the troops sent to help are two times more than the citizens extracted from Afghanistan.
— The Mirror (@DailyMirror) August 16, 2021
Between 10,000 and 15,000 Americans still need to be evacuated, with the Biden administration hoping to help up to 60,000 more Afghan allies and their families.