CNN is one cable channel that Joe Biden and the Democrats can count on to parrot their political narrative.
But even that relationship reached a breaking point.
Joe Biden finally did the one thing that caused CNN to turn on him.
Joe Biden emerged from hiding to show up at the White House to deliver a ten-minute speech trying to spin his disastrously executed withdrawal from Afghanistan that saw thousands of Americans stranded as the Taliban took over the country and began hunting for their political opposition.
In his poorly received speech Biden blamed Donald Trump and America’s Afghan allies as the nation watched the failure playing out in real time on cable news and social media.
“When I came into office, I inherited a deal that President Trump negotiated with the Taliban,” Biden stated. “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’s speech proved too much for CNN’s Jake Tapper.
Tapper – a former Democrat Party campaign operative and gun control staffer – blasted Biden for trying to shift blame for the Taliban seizing control of Afghanistan to Donald Trump and the Afghan army.
“He did not really get into or accept any blame for the catastrophic exit that we have been watching on television in the last several days,” Tapper stated.
The coverage of Afghanistan and Biden’s speech on CNN was uniformly.
Reporter Clarissa Ward – who is in Afghanistan – said the Afghan people would see Biden’s speech as “hollow words.”
The images coming out of Afghanistan were too horrific to ignore or defend.
One video showed what appeared to be two people falling to their deaths as they tried to cling to the fuselage of a plane as the craft flew out of the country.
Joe Biden’s failure in Afghanistan was so total and obvious that not even his allies at CNN could ignore or try and spin it.
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