President Joe Biden isn’t the one Washington elite having a nice summer season week. As the Taliban seize management of Afghanistan, White House press secretary Jen Psaki has joined Biden in taking a trip.
So if you’re searching for solutions about Afghanistsan, don’t ask our president or press secretary. They are busy.
On Sunday, Fox News despatched inquiries to Psaki’s White House electronic mail handle and obtained an auto-reply, stating Psaki is just not obtainable for remark this week:
“I will be out of the office from August 15th-August 22nd.”
Got that? Check again in on August 23.
We will not be accusing Psaki of operating as Afghanistan falls to the Taliban. Her trip was probably pre-planned. However, to go on the journey, amid a world disaster of this consequence, is questionable.
The state of affairs in Afghanistan worsened over the weekend and was properly on its approach to catastrophe on the finish of final week, when Psaki was nonetheless “in office.” By at the very least Friday, Psaki might’ve projected the Taliban’s path for the weekend. Yet she nonetheless took off for trip. Everyday workers have canceled journeys for a lot lower than their boss’ personal model of Saigon.
Though, if Saigon on Steroids isn’t extreme sufficient for Biden to chop his getaway brief, why ought to Psaki?
Psaki and Biden are accustomed to pleasant protection from the press. Unbeknownst to Biden — although not Psaki — the White House is not enjoying with home cash. At least because it considerations Afghanistan, the press doesn’t have Biden’s again. Nearly the entire mainstream information applications on Sunday morning condemned Biden’s dealing with of Afghanistan and known as for his response. CNN and MSNBC have shared that very same unfavourable power so far on Monday.
When Psaki returns subsequent week, she can be subjected to unfavorable questions from extra than simply Peter Doocy, maybe for the primary time in her profession.
By the best way, I’m wondering what sort of trip Psaki took? Camping, RV street journey, or beach-front?