Fox News host Chris Wallace criticized Secretary of State Antony Blinken during “Fox News Sunday,” arguing that President Joe Biden’s remarks about Afghanistan are “flat wrong” — A surprising departure from his usually sympathetic stance towards President Biden.
“Here’s another statement that the president made that was flat wrong, take a look,” Wallace noted.
Wallace then aired a video of Biden that said, “I have seen no question of marketability from our allies around the world. I’ve got the exact opposite. We are acting with dispatch. We are committing to what we said we would do.”
The host then challenged Blinken, “Mr. Secretary, does the president not know what’s going on?”
Blinken responded, “This is an incredibly emotional time for many of us and including allies and partners who have been shoulder to shoulder with us in Afghanistan for 20 years, at high cost to themselves as well as us.”
The secretary’s weak response offered little evidence to dispute Wallace’s claim Biden was “flat wrong.” Instead, the mounting information points to a poorly coordinated departure ahead of trapped Americans that has led to a deadly situation for those left behind.
Biden has now been forced to send 6,000 troops in an attempt to rescue those in the nation by the end of August. While the current focus remain on the immediate safety of those involved, there will be many questions concerning the president’s failure in leaving Afghanistan.