Biden Admits He’s ‘Instructed’ What to Do at Presser: ‘They Gave Me a List’
Democrat reveals he's told who 'to call on' during press conference on Kabul attack
Democrat Joe Biden made a troubling admission during a Thursday press conference when he revealed that he is "instructed" on what to do.
While speaking to the media about the deadly terrorist attack at Kabul airport on Thursday, Biden admitted to reporters that he's told who "to call on."
"They gave me a list," Biden confessed to members of the press.
The Democrat made the remarks while kicking off the Q&A part of the briefing.
"Ladies and gentlemen, they gave me a list here," he said.
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"The first person I was instructed to call on was Kelly O’Donnell of NBC,” Biden said.
BIDEN: "Ladies & Gentlemen, they gave me a list here. The first person I was instructed to call on was Kelly O'Donnell of NBC." pic.twitter.com/I68jF1Em0r— Breaking911 (@Breaking911) August 26, 2021
Immediately after Biden’s announcement, O’Donnell got the mic and asked the Democrat about his plans regarding a potential deployment of additional forces to Afghanistan in response to the ISIS-K attack at Kabul airport.
“I’ve instructed the military. Whatever they need, if they need additional force, I will grant it,” Biden replied, adding that the military officials had expressed their intent to get as many people as possible out of the country, as per the initial plan.
“To those who carried out this attack as well as anyone who wishes America harm, know this: We will not forgive. We will not forget,” Biden addressed the perpetrators of the attack.
"We will hunt you down and make you pay."
The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the attack that killed at least 13 U.S. service members and wounded 15 more, in addition to claiming the lives of dozens of Afghans.
The death toll for the attack now stands at 95.
Elsewhere in the press briefing, Biden again attempted to blame President Donald Trump for the spiraling crisis in Afghanistan.
As Neon Nettle first reported, Biden appeared to buckle under pressure from tough questions about Afghanistan being fired at him Fox News White House correspondent Peter Doocy.
In response to Doocy's question about taking responsibility for the American lives lost in Kabul on Thursday, Biden attempted to shift blame away from himself and onto Trump.
“You said the buck stops with you," Doocy reminded Biden.
As Biden again tried to shift the blame onto Trump, Doocy was forced to interject with a reality check, saying:
“Donald Trump is not the president anymore.”
Biden then fell silent and bowed his head in a startling and unassuring moment.