Joe Biden’s failure in Afghanistan is so great, that even the mainstream media is turning on him.
Case in point:
A CNN reporter on Thursday morning responded directly to Joe Biden’s false claim that the Afghanistan withdrawal was not a “failure.”
CNN correspondent Clarissa Ward had this to say in response to Biden’s lie:
“If this isn’t failure, what does failure look like exactly?”
This is not the first sign that America’s worst news network has turned on Joe Biden.
Jake Tapper and others have also been very critical of Biden’s failed withdrawal from Afghanistan.
Tapper called the withdrawal “inept,” and accussed Biden of “trying to change the subject.”
Ward has been extremely critical of Biden since the botched withdrawal.
She called the situation "impossible"
CNN's Jake Tapper criticizes Biden for attempting to "change the subject from this inept withdrawal"
Even CNN can't cover for the Biden Administration's BS anymore
CNN called out Biden's blatant lies about the withdrawal from Afghanistan in a piece on Wednesday:
Biden said the US estimates between 50,000-65,000 Afghan partners and their families are trying to get out of the country. In order to get them out of the country before the August 31 deadline, the President said, evacuations will have to ramp up.
Asked if he would keep US troops there if they weren't all out, Biden said, "The commitment holds to get everyone out that, in fact, we can get out and everyone that should come out. ... That's the path we're on. And I think we'll get there."
The President also defiantly defended his administration's execution of the withdrawal of US troops from Afghanistan, saying that he doesn't think the crisis represents a failure and there was no way to better handle the drawdown.
Biden was asked if it was a failure of intelligence, planning, execution or judgment that led to the situation in Afghanistan.
"I don't think it was a failure," the President responded.
He added, "When you had the government of Afghanistan, the leader of that government getting into a plane and taking off and going to another country. When you saw the significant collapse of the Afghan troops we had trained, that was -- you know I'm not -- that's what happened. That's simply what happened."
Asked if he thought the withdrawal could have been handled better, Biden said: "No."
The President said he thought chaos in the country was inevitable after US troops departed.
"(T)he idea that somehow, there's a way to have gotten out without chaos ensuing, I don't know how that happens," he told Stephanopoulos.
But in public statements since the troop drawdown was first announced in April, Biden repeatedly relayed to the American people that the withdrawal would proceed safely and in an orderly fashion.
In April, he said the drawdown would be done "responsibly, deliberately, and safely."
And in July, Biden used a question-and-answer session in the White House to downplay the prospect the Afghan government could collapse and the Taliban could take over, saying that outcome was not inevitable. He indicated that the "drawdown is proceeding in a secure and orderly way, prioritizing the safety of our troops as they depart." And he also insisted there would be "no circumstance" in which American personnel were evacuated from the roof of their embassy, rejecting any comparison to the fall of Saigon.
Asked during the ABC News interview if chaos was "always priced into the decision," Biden initially responded yes, but then added that exactly what happened was not part of his calculation.