Last Friday Joe Biden announced to the media at a press avail that he would not be taking questions on Afghanistan. His lame excuse for sidestepping the most vital topic of the day was that Israel’s new prime minister, Naftali Bennett, was visiting him at the White House. Hard to imagine after all that Israel’s head of state would have much interest in the fate of another Middle Eastern country that had recently passed into the hands of a sponsor of Islamic terrorism.
A day later Biden stopped by FEMA headquarters to address the federal response to Hurricane Ida after it made landfall in Louisiana as a Category 4 storm. His meeting with the Israeli PM was not history. But when it came time for questions from the press after the president finished his remarks, he demurred again, announcing, “I’m not going to answer on Afghanistan right now.”
BIDEN: “I’m not supposed to take any questions, but go ahead…. I’m not going to answer on Afghanistan now.”
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 29, 2021
What makes him think it’s acceptable to dodge questions on the most critical issue facing America — and Americans — right now?
Notice also in the video above that he again informs reporters “I’m not supposed to take any questions, but go ahead.” According to whom is he “not supposed to take questions”? Is it the people who are working his strings behind the scene who are also responsible for his refusal to take questions on Afghanistan? When will the American people be made privy to who is actually running the country?