Americans have reacted to what some claimed to be the "defining image" of President Biden’s news conference on the Afghanistan crisis Thursday. Some stating it depicts “empathy” but if you watched the interview...you can clearly see that’s not the case.
Yesterday, on Thursday 8/27, Biden held another press briefing to discuss the recent bombings at Kabul’s airport in Afghanistan that resulted in the death of 13 U.S. service members and wounding more than a dozen others.
After condemning ISIS-K for the attack, Biden took questions from the press, including Fox News reporter Peter Doocy.
Doocy asked Biden if he accepts responsibility for the way things have unfolded in Afghanistan in the last two weeks.
Biden responded "I bear responsibility for fundamental all that’s happened of late."
BIDEN: "You know as well as I do that a former president made a deal with the Taliban that he would get all American forced out of Afghanistan by May 1..."
DOOCY: "Do you bear any responsibility for the way that things have unfolded in the last two weeks?"— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 26, 2021
BIDEN: "You know as well as I do that a former president made a deal with the Taliban that he would get all American forced out of Afghanistan by May 1..." pic.twitter.com/cUb24FhJar
This image of Biden’s head down has quickly spread across the internet with several people calling it a "defining" image of the Biden administration. Those unwilling to do their own research would quickly rather grab a headline from someone on “their team” defining it as empathetic.
"Even Joe Biden's sign language interpreter gave up," Caleb Hull tweeted.
"It’s time for Biden to resign," Florida state representative Anthony Sabatini said.
A defining image. pic.twitter.com/nER7WyiEK0— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) August 26, 2021
Even Joe Biden's sign language interpreter gave up. pic.twitter.com/yTXsJyQQJw— Caleb Hull (@CalebJHull) August 26, 2021
Optics disaster pic.twitter.com/g2FJtZAGAa— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) August 26, 2021
The defining photo of the Biden Presidency: pic.twitter.com/VuqiqUBUJ1— Benny (@bennyjohnson) August 26, 2021
This is the Biden Presidency in one picture. pic.twitter.com/M0eQbcCKZv— Sean Feucht (@seanfeucht) August 26, 2021
Biden was criticized for his non-existent “plan and strategy” to withdraw U.S. troops from Afghanistan which has led to the Taliban to take over the majority of the country and the turmoil that followed...
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