Joe Biden can’t keep it together even when the cameras are rolling.
He’s breaking apart under the slightest pressure.
Joe Biden showed how bad he’s mentally struggling in a revealing moment.
During Thursday’s White House press conference, President Joe Biden struggled to answer questions on Afghanistan.
Biden faced questions on whether a Taliban takeover of Afghanistan is inevitable with America’s rapid withdrawal from the country.
“No, it is not,” Biden said. “Because you have the Afghan troops, have 300,000 well-equipped, as well equipped as any army in the world and an Air Force. Against something like 75,000 Taliban. It is not inevitable.”
“Mr. President, do you trust the Taliban, sir?” Gray Television White House Correspondent Jon Decker then asked the president.
Biden became visibly ruffled, snapping back, “Is that a serious question?”
“It is absolutely a serious question,” Decker confirmed. “Do you trust the Taliban?”
“No, I do not,” Biden responded, adding, “No, I do not trust the Taliban.”
“Mr. President, will you amplify your answer, why you don’t trust the Taliban?” continued the reporter.
“It’s a silly question!” Biden said. “Do I trust the Taliban?! No! But I trust the capacity of the Afghan military, who is better trained, better equipped, and more competent in terms of conducting more.”
“PBS NewsHour” journalist Amna Nawaz replied to Biden’s remarks about the Taliban by commenting: “The US negotiated its withdrawal from Afghanistan with the Taliban.”
The U.S. intelligence community concluded in June that the government of Afghanistan could collapse as soon as six months after the American military’s withdrawal from the country is completed.
The Pentagon confirmed that it had completed more than 90 percent of the withdrawal process from Afghanistan and Biden said that America will completely withdraw by August 31.
CNN’s national security analyst, Peter Bergen, said that it was “The worst speech of Biden’s presidency.”
The American general who is the longest-serving commander of NATO forces in Afghanistan, General Austin Scott Miller, said he was concerned about the way America was pulling out, noting, “I don’t like leaving friends in need. And I know that my friends are in need.”
ABC News’ Martha Raddatz suggested to Miller, “What’s happening right now, and how alarmed are you?”
Miller: “We should be concerned. The loss of terrain and the rapidity of that loss of terrain has — has to be concerning, one, because it’s a — war is physical, but it’s also got a psychological or moral component to it. And hope actually matters. And morale actually matters. And so, as you watch the Taliban moving across the country, what you don’t want to have happen is that the people lose hope and they believe they now have a foregone conclusion presented to them.”
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