Earlier today, White House chief of staff Ron Klain said in a tweet that “over 37,000 people” have been evacuated from Kabul so far. Klain was then asked to be more specific about the number of Americans who have been rescued from Afghanistan.
It’s now clear that the White House and Pentagon are being quite vague about the number of U.S. citizens who have been evacuated, and how many remain. Major General Taylor said he knew the number but didn’t have it with him:
At the Pentagon briefing Maj. Gen. Taylor was just asked if he knows how many of these are U.S. citizens. He said "I do but I don't have that right now." https://t.co/NqxRVM7Wmy
— Doug Powers (@ThePowersThatBe) August 23, 2021