A CNN reporter in Kabul asserted during a live shot that “they’re just chanting ‘death to America,’ but they seem friendly.”
The ridiculous segment reminded many of when a CNN anchor reported that the riots in Minneapolis were “fiery, but mostly peaceful” as the city burned around him.
According to the CNN reporter, Taliban is so cute and friendly, even when they are chanting death to America. pic.twitter.com/ci3sEPiEN2
— Asaad Hanna (@AsaadHannaa) August 16, 2021
Afghanistan’s new de facto leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar issued a victory message to his fellow Taliban on the declaration of the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” on Sunday.
Mullah Baradar’s statement was given from the presidential palace in Kabul.
“We have achieved an unexpected victory,” he said. “Now is the time to test, to show how we serve our people and ensure their future in the best possible way.”
President Joe Biden has not addressed the public in the wake of the disaster and White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki has announced that she is taking the week off.