As the U.S. withdrew from Afghanistan and the Taliban took over, Biden put the blame on everyone but himself.
After returning from vacation early this week, President Biden decided to deflect the blame around the situation in Afghanistan.
Biden put blame on former President Trump, the Afghan military and political leaders in the region. Meanwhile, the Taliban quickly took over the Afghan capital and major cities across the country.
“When I came into office, I inherited a deal that President Trump negotiated with the Taliban,” Biden said. “Under his agreement, U.S. forces would be out of Afghanistan by May 1, 2021, a few months after I took office. U.S. forces had drawn down from roughly 15,500 American forces to 2,500 troops in the country. The Taliban was at its strongest militarily since 2001. The choice I had to make as your president was either to follow through on that agreement or be prepared to go back to fighting the Taliban in the middle of the spring fighting season.”
“The truth is: This did unfold more quickly than we anticipated,” Biden added. “So what’s happened? Afghanistan’s political leaders gave up and fled the country. The Afghan military collapsed, sometimes without trying to fight. If anything, the developments of the past week reinforced the U.S.–Afghanistan removal was now and it’s the right decision.”
Biden has played the blame game ever since taking office. He and his administration first blamed Trump for the southern border crisis. And now, after Biden caused the Afghanistan situation through terrible decision-making, he wants to place the fault on everyone but himself.
President Biden’s compulsive blaming is the exact opposite of what he promised during his campaign. How long will he continue to fail and blame Trump for it?