Moments ago, former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany tweeted:
Why wouldn’t anyone ask Joe the OBVIOUS question?
On Friday, he said Americans had no trouble getting to the airport, but that was debunked as new reports show “ISIS terror threat forces… alternate routes” & “US Embassy tells Americans NOT to go to airport”
Did you misspeak?
Per The Hill “Journalists are disputing President Biden’s Friday claim that Americans have been able to make it through the Taliban to get to Kabul international airport to evacuate the country.
Biden had claimed “We have no indication that they haven’t been able to get in Kabul through the airport. We’ve made an agreement with the Taliban thus far. They’ve allowed them to go through. It’s in their interest for them to go through, so we know of no circumstance where American citizens carrying American passports are trying to get through to the airport. But we will do whatever needs to be done to see to it they get to the airport.”
.@DavidMuir: "The president said he has no intelligence that the Americans have not been able to get [to the Kabul airport]. The question, obviously—does that square with reporting on ground?"@IanPannell: "I mean—just totally not."
— ABC News (@ABC) August 20, 2021
“No indication Americans can’t get to the airport” @POTUS
Simply not accurate https://t.co/zxfaehcENr
— Ian Pannell (@IanPannell) August 20, 2021
I have gotten MULTIPLE messages from people with documents — including a US green card holder, who said the Taliban beat her nephew when he tried to escort her in. They were separated in the crowd. She got in. He did not. Now, she fears for his life. https://t.co/WeATBqSmWp
— Ruffini (@EenaRuffini) August 20, 2021