Where is Joe Biden? POTUS slammed for weekend getaway at Camp David amid Afghan crisis

Biden along with his wife Jill will be spending time at Camp David in western Maryland till August 18


                            Where is Joe Biden? POTUS slammed for weekend getaway at Camp David amid Afghan crisis
President Joe Biden (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

President Joe Biden has been heavily criticized for taking a long weekend break while major cities of Afghanistan fall to the Taliban. According to reports, about 3,000 US troops were sent to Afghanistan to evacuate embassy workers on Thursday, August 12, as the Taliban seized Herat and Kandahar, Afghanistan’s prominent cities. But no public statement has been made by Biden since Tuesday, August 10.

The White House said that the POTUS along with first lady Jill Biden will be spending time at Camp David through Wednesday, August 18. Biden left the president’s house on Thursday, August 12, for his Wilmington, Delaware, home before flying to Camp David in western Maryland on Friday, August 13. He did not respond to reporters’ questions either on Thursday or on Friday.

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However, a statement from the White House on Friday read, “Earlier today, the President was briefed by members of his national security team on the ongoing efforts to safely drawdown the civilian footprint in Afghanistan. He will get further briefings later today.” Later, a tweet was also shared on the official account of the White House that noted, “Today President Biden spoke with Secretary Blinken, Secretary Austin, and National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan about the ongoing efforts to safely drawdown the civilian footprint in Afghanistan.”

U.S. President Joe Biden participates in a virtual meeting on Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act at South Court Auditorium at Eisenhower Executive Office Building August 11, 2021 in Washington, DC. President Biden met with Governors, Mayors, and other states, local, and tribal officials virtually to discuss “the importance of the bipartisan Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act to fix crumbling roads and bridges, make a historic investment in transit, modernize water infrastructure, invest in electric vehicle infrastructure, and expand broadband access to all Americans.” (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)


 

But Republicans did not take well his absence for such a long time. House Minority Leader Kevin McCarthy said that Biden “must immediately focus all efforts on making sure there is a plan to safely extract all American service members and civilians still remaining in Afghanistan. He also owes the American public an answer on what he plans to do to make sure the region doesn’t turn into a breeding ground for more violent extremism that will lead to large-scale global attacks of terrorism.”

Representative Guy Reschenthaler of Pennsylvania told the New York Post, “This strategy of putting your head in the sand and not taking questions is a way to not get associated with his military debacle,” before adding, “I don’t think it’s gonna work. I don’t think that hiding from cameras is a way for him to not have the fall of Kabul and the fall of Afghanistan tattooed on his political legacy. The history books are going to remember that it was Joe Biden who surrendered to the Taliban.”

Former President Donald Trump also slammed the Biden administration as he wrote in a short emailed statement, “Tragic mess in Afghanistan, a completely open and broken Border, crime at record levels, oil prices through the roof, inflation rising, and taken advantage of by the entire world—DO YOU MISS ME YET?”

Chad Gilmartin, a top aide to McCarthy, also took a dig at Biden by tweeting, “President Biden spent about 48 hours working at the White House this week. Biden returned from Delaware Tuesday afternoon and just departed back to Delaware for another long weekend…” Another critic said, “And they complained when Trump went to Florida. How many times now, to Delaware? 17,18?”

“This really should not be surprising at all.  We have all seen his gaffs all around. Maybe home helps with his memory loss and debilitation that is coming with it. I have watched my mom go through this and he is in the exact same position. If nothing is wrong take the test,” a person remarked.

U.S. President Joe Biden speaks during an event on Senate passage of the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act in the East Room of the White House August 10, 2021 in Washington, DC. The Senate has passed the bipartisan infrastructure bill with a vote of 69-30. (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

 



 

 



 

 



 

However, there were some who defended the commander-in-chief also. A supporter tweeted, “48 hours working in 1 week in only 4 days is pretty remarkable. May want to work on your wording if you in fact meant he was only there 48 hours. Amazing he accomplished an infrastructure deal in 48 hours Donny couldn't do in 4 years lol.” Another one added: “So glad he didn't play golf all week and watch FoxNews. Your chosen1 schedule use to say make calls & do many things :))) Plus he doesn't need to be praised every 5 minutes.”



 

 



 

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