President Joe Biden hosted a cybersecurity assembly this afternoon:
Biden kicks off a gathering on cybersecurity pic.twitter.com/KMw8gQgbH5
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) August 25, 2021
And it went nice. Really, actually nice:
And @POTUS seems to reply a reporter’s question about the #Afghanistan deadline however @WhiteHouse cuts off audio of the feed from the State Dining Room. pic.twitter.com/42yY5VkxMy
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) August 25, 2021
What audio did the White House lower off? Was it one thing that may make Joe Biden look unhealthy? Something like this, possibly?
Pres. Biden (after introductory remarks on cybersecurity) ignored a question about what he’ll do if Americans are nonetheless 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
The reporter was NBC News’ Peter Alexander:
Responding to @PeterAlexander, @POTUS quipped he’d be the primary individual he calls when he decides what to do about evacuees remaining in #Afghanistan, in accordance to @stevenportnoy.
— Steve Herman (@W7VOA) August 25, 2021
I requested President Biden what he’ll do if Americans are nonetheless in Afghanistan after the 8/31 deadline.
His response: “You’ll be the first person I call.”
Took no questions. pic.twitter.com/MlyFIayrMZ
— Peter Alexander (@PeterAlexander) August 25, 2021
This is ok.
— kaitlin (@thefactualprep) August 25, 2021
Da fuq https://t.co/FVwWWa9zmN
— Joe Pilot, MD (@JoeSilverman7) August 25, 2021
And he is the NBC man https://t.co/DJgmFq07yR
— Comfortably Smug (@ComfortablySmug) August 25, 2021
Apparently being the NBC man isn’t sufficient anymore.
And by the best way, it was certainly the audio for Biden’s response to Alexander that was lower off:
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
When Joe Biden does take questions, his handlers display screen reporters and supply him an inventory of preapproved reporters to name on.
Now, The White House is reducing the audio feed when a reporter tries to ask him a question.
Operation Protect Joe Biden is in full swing. https://t.co/k0uDijIpfl
— Steve Guest (@SteveGuest) August 25, 2021
Oh my gosh they lower the President’s microphone so no one may hear him reply.
That’s how nervous this White House is about Biden answering questions on Afghanistan. https://t.co/1mGjxXCB9w
— Matt Whitlock (@mattdizwhitlock) August 25, 2021
Biden could also be dropping the arrogance of Americans, Afghans, and folks everywhere in the world, not to point out his personal rattling White House, however hey, no less than he hasn’t misplaced his sense of humor. His twisted, demented sense of humor.
nothing like a little bit flippancy with American lives https://t.co/RvjUygZDvW
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) August 25, 2021
snarky will not be precisely the suitable tone i would take whereas speaking about abandoning US nationals. restoring the soul of america certainly. https://t.co/70JwLzxlcw
— tsar becket adams (@BecketAdams) August 25, 2021
Americans are trapped behind enemy traces as a result of of his botched withdrawal – and Biden is joking about it https://t.co/MD2xNortRS
— Tommy Pigott (@TommyPigott) August 25, 2021
This is not humorous.
Americans are being held hostage in a Taliban-controlled nation, but Biden is telling jokes when requested if they might be left behind if they can not get out by subsequent week… https://t.co/St6RhxHQ2E
— Nathan Brand (@NathanBrandWA) August 25, 2021
Joe Biden thinks you’re a jerk in the event you ask him a question. https://t.co/UuBpvvV8ah
— Tim Carney (@TPCarney) August 25, 2021
Now he is simply being an asshole. https://t.co/jzuG29WSlO
— Emily Zanotti (@emzanotti) August 25, 2021
You can learn his lips right here. They lower it off proper as he mentioned it. Fucking bastard. https://t.co/k35OQ3u6mN
— jimtreacher.substack.com (@jtLOL) August 25, 2021
Much chief. Such presidential.