Psaki: 11,000 people in Afghanistan ‘self-identify’ as Americans. Huh?

Psaki: 11,000 people in Afghanistan ‘self-identify’ as Americans. Huh?
Afghans aboard U.S. aircraft (Image: U.S. Defense Department/Defense One)

We’ve heard of people self-identifying as black (think Rachel Dolezal) or Asian. And by now who hasn’t heard countless stories about males identifying as females and vice versa. But how does a person self-identify as a citizen of another country?

Perhaps someone should put that question toward White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki, who, according to CBS News, declared that there are “an estimated 11,000 people in Afghanistan who ‘self-identify’ as Americans.”

The context of the claim — an article on the precarious task of evacuating remaining U.S. personnel and Afghan allies from the country, which  is now under control of the Taliban — provides no help in deciphering Psaki’s message.

Here’s hoping the “fact” that one can become an American simply by self-identifying as one doesn’t become common knowledge among the hordes of migrants pouring daily over our southern border. Better still, let’s hope it doesn’t become an accepted truth among Democrats.

LU Staff

LU Staff

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