During President Biden’s event on cybersecurity earlier today, NBC News’ Peter Alexander asked a question about Americans stranded in Afghanistan. Biden laughed and got snarky. The White House cut off the microphones but reporters heard and saw how Biden responded:
Pres. Biden (after introductory remarks on cybersecurity) ignored a question about what he’ll do if Americans are still in Afghanistan after Aug 31. When it was repeated, he joked to the reporter that “you’ll be the first person I call,” per pool report.
— Shelby Talcott (@ShelbyTalcott) August 25, 2021
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
A short time later at the White House briefing, Peter Doocy asked Jen Psaki what was so funny:
What's so funny?
Peter Doocy presses Jen Psaki as to why Joe Biden laughed about leaving Americans in Afghanistan earlier today. pic.twitter.com/CWi9imJaHA
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) August 25, 2021
Psaki responded by not answering the question, which is nothing new.
Danced around that. What else is new
— Lincoln Cobretti (@LincolnCobretti) August 25, 2021
— Slap Happy Sister (@EnBolden2) August 25, 2021
Biden’s remarks took place just before Secretary of State Blinken was making it abundantly clear who is going to be blamed for this administration’s Afghanistan disaster.