Watch: State Department Press Conference Implodes, After Spokesman Audacious Claim
A State Department press conference imploded after Ned Price, spokesman responded to a question about efforts to get Americans out of Afghanistan.
Reports have emerged that the UK and the French are conducting operations outside of the airport in Kabul to evacuate their people.
Over the past 48 hours, the elite tactical unit of the French Police, RAID, have made multiple trips into Kabul to rescue people sheltering in the French Embassy.
— Alex Tiffin (@RespectIsVital) August 19, 2021
We’ve also learned that the Biden hasn’t just stopped speaking to the press, he is refusing to take any calls from Prime Minister Boris Johnson.
— UK military left in the dark by the US about timings and pace of their withdrawal… UK official confirms this is the case
— Biden ignored Boris Johnson’s attempts to speak on the phone for 36+ hours pic.twitter.com/HSBqBhfeGh
— Alex Wickham (@alexwickham) August 19, 2021
Britain’s political establishment is furious that Biden has completely left them out to dry.
Britain’s political establishment is attacking a US President, from his right, for a reason.
Because the old certainties are gone & from the wreckage of the failed war on terror, a different kind of foreign policy may emerge.
— Aaron Bastani (@AaronBastani) August 19, 2021
So when State Department Spokesman Ned Price said that, “No country has more capability inside of Afghanistan than the United States” the press lost their marbles.
Ned Price State Department Spokesman: “No country has more capability inside of Afghanistan than the United States.”
LMFAO the media’s reaction. pic.twitter.com/I1GgJxeyr1
— The Columbia Bugle 🇺🇸 (@ColumbiaBugle) August 19, 2021
The State Department also has no idea how many Americans are in Afghanistan.
Competence is BACK! https://t.co/VbUrMwNJzS
— Nan Hayworth, M.D. (@NanHayworth) August 19, 2021
Below is the entire press conference for context:
Republican Congressman Dan Crenshaw is reporting that he is having trouble getting a hold of the State Department and is trying to deliver them critical information.
State Department is radio silent. Congressional offices like mine are coordinating evacuations & delivering critical information because State Department isn’t answering the phones. There was zero preparation, and there needs to be consequences when the dust settles. https://t.co/ZUwLIcDKm9
— Dan Crenshaw (@DanCrenshawTX) August 19, 2021
Just a reminder that last year under the Trump administration all American’s stranded abroad because of COVID lockdowns were brought home. Trump even authorized military operations in Morocco and Peru to bring Americans back.