CNN’s Brianna Keilar confronted Joe Biden’s inept National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Sunday about Biden’s lies regarding Americans trapped in Afghanistan.
Biden falsely claimed on Friday that Americans are easily passing through Taliban checkpoints on their way to Kabul airport.
“We know no circumstance where American citizens are carrying an American passport are trying to get through to the airport,” Biden said on Friday. “To the best of our knowledge, the Taliban checkpoints, they are letting through people showing American passports.”
Brianna Keilar played a clip of Biden’s presser and asked why he’s ‘misleading’ Americans.
“Alright, so we know that’s not true,” Keilar said. “We know there are many instances where that has not been true and the Pentagon has acknowledged that as well. We also, you know, he also said that Al Qaeda is gone from Afghanistan. But of course, from the UN, from the joint chiefs, we know that is also untrue. Why is he misleading with his words here?” Keilar asked Sullivan.
Sullivan hit back with a word salad, “First of all, I reject that characterization with respect to Al Qaeda. Right now our intelligence community does not believe that Al Qaeda in Afghanistan represents a threat to the United States homeland – that’s what the president was referring too.”
Jake Sullivan on Brianna Keilar saying the president has been "misleading" in his comments about Afghanistan: "I reject that characterization." pic.twitter.com/B5h86Pi1dp
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) August 22, 2021
Meanwhile in Afghanistan…
Source sends along this video outside the Kabul airport in Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/Ifetxmgfdv
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) August 21, 2021