The White House has announced that President Joe Biden was going to head back to Camp David after he gave a speech at the White House concerning the fall of the Afghanistan government as the Taliban takes over the country.
Several different reports say that the White House told them that the president would leave Washington, D.C., en route to Camp David at 4:50 p.m. on Monday afternoon.
— Philip Melanchthon Wegmann (@PhilipWegmann) August 16, 2021
Several commentators on Twitter panned the president’s decision.
Stephen L. Miller tweeted, “I’m sorry what?”
On CNN’s “The Lead with Jake Tapper,” correspondent Jeff Zeleny commented on the decision for Biden to return to Camp David.
“Optics, as you know, Jake, are very important for any president. So the president going back to Camp David — very important optically, as well — they are trying to show they have this crisis under control. We’ll see, of course, if he comes back to the White House and has to speak again,” Zeleny went on to say.
Biden has been heavily criticized for his handling of the situation in Afghanistan.
“Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY) slammed President Joe Biden Sunday evening after the Afghan government collapsed as the United States evacuated its forces from the country,” the Daily Wire said in their report.
McConnell himself stated that the chaos going on in Afghanistan is “the embarrassment of a superpower laid low.”
“Everyone saw this coming except the President, who publicly and confidently dismissed these threats just a few weeks ago. The strategic, humanitarian, and moral consequences of this self-inflicted wound will hurt our country and distract from other challenges for years to come,” McConnell continued.
As you can see, there are a lot of folks unhappy with the way Biden handled this whole scenario. People warned that this is the kind of thing that could happen with the troop withdrawal, but it doesn’t seem like anyone around Biden, including himself, really bought it.
Guess they do now, right?