Biden Continues to Duck Afghanistan Media Questions
President Biden continues to duck questions from the media about the situation in Afghanistan.
Yesterday, Biden only took one question about Americans trapped in Afghanistan at the end of a White House meeting on cybersecurity.
However, the public did not hear the answer because the audio from his microphone was cut off.
Even more problematic was Biden smirked as he was answering the question.
REPORTER: “If Americans are still in Afghanistan after the deadline what will you do?”
*White House cuts audio feed* pic.twitter.com/k0SGWhpXm6
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 25, 2021
NBC News reporter Peter Alexander who asked the question about what the president will do after the August 31 deadline confirmed Biden’s response which was, “You will be the first person I call.”
Biden’s critics expressed a view that the microphone cut-off was done on purpose.
The White House cut the audio/video feed of Biden’s event so viewers could not hear reporters could ask questions.
Media pool cameras, however, kept rolling pic.twitter.com/fdTWpyp7ZO
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 25, 2021
Oh my gosh they cut the President's microphone so nobody could hear him answer.
That's how worried this White House is about Biden answering questions on Afghanistan. https://t.co/1mGjxXCB9w
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) August 25, 2021
Ignoring and laughing off questions is now part of a pattern by Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
During a press briefing on Sunday, Biden laughed with a big smile following a question about a CBS News poll.
CBS senior White House correspondent Ed O'Keefe confronts Biden with a network poll that finds "a majority of Americans … no longer consider you to be competent, focused, or effective at the job" of being president. Biden claims he hasn't seen it. pic.twitter.com/LtNbvio2Wi
— Nicholas Fondacaro (@NickFondacaro) August 22, 2021
Harris also laughed when asked about Afghanistan.
Americans are troubled by the situation in Afghanistan and ignoring and laughing off questions is inexcusable.
Dissatisfaction with Biden is being measured in his falling poll numbers.
USA TODAY/Suffolk University Poll reports:
“His overall job approval rating now stands at 41% who approve versus 55% who disapprove – a big drop in the closely watched barometer of political health. Until last week, national polls generally showed his approval rating above 50%.”
Biden can ignore the media and laugh off questions, but his falling poll numbers are no joke.