Joe Biden says ‘no one is being killed’ at Kabul airport but 12 confirmed dead
President Joe Biden went on the defensive when asked about the bedlam at Kabul airport in the midst of evacuation efforts and said ‘no one’s being killed’ –in spite of the fact that there have been 12 comfirmed death cases.
In a sit-down interview with Biden circulated on Thursday, ABC News’ George Stephanopoulos noticed there’s been a ton of anarchy outside the airport as civilians attempted moving past the Taliban to get away from the country.
Biden answered: ‘Oh, there is. But, look, but no one’s being killed right now. God forgive me if I’m wrong about that, but no one’s being killed right now.’
The president continued, ‘We got 1,000-somewhat, 1,200 out yesterday, a couple thousand today and it’s increasing. We’re gonna get those people out’.
‘We’ve all seen the pictures. We’ve seen those hundreds of people packed into a C-17. You’ve seen Afghans falling,’ Stephanopoulos said in the interview recorded on Wednesday.
Biden rushed to shield himself once more, saying those photographs were taken four days prior, five days prior.
Of the 12 casualties, the youngest was 14-year-old Marzia Rahmati, whose family released pictures of her body on Thursday trying to cause to notice the predicament of Afghans looking to board evacuation flight leaving Kabul, the Daily Mail reported.
Different casualties were killed when they were run over via airplane moving down the runway at the Kabul airport. Two individuals were shot by US military personnel while at the airport.
Also, two individuals tumbled to their demises from a US Air Force plane Monday, in the wake of sticking to the side of the airplane when it took off from Hamid Karzai International Airport.
Stephanopoulos pressed the president further after he dismissed the number of casualties out of Kabul.
‘What did you think when you first saw those photos?’ he asked.
‘What I thought was we have to gain control of this. We have to move this more quickly. We have to move in a way in which we can take control of that airport. And we did,’ Biden said.
When asked if he had made any mistakes throughout the flight, Biden stuck to his guns.
‘No. I don’t think it could’ve been handled in a way that there… we’re gonna go back in hindsight and look, but the idea that somehow there’s a way to have gotten out of this without chaos ensuing, I don’t know how that happens,’ the president said.
Biden’s treatment of Afghanistan’s breakdown has been blasted by the two Democrats and Republicans, including former President Donald Trump, who gave a statement on Thursday censuring the chaotic takeoff.
‘First you bring out all of the American citizens. Then you bring out ALL equipment. Then you bomb the bases into smithereens—AND THEN YOU BRING OUT THE MILITARY. You don’t do it in reverse order like Biden and our woke Generals did,’ Trump stated.
‘No chaos, no death—they wouldn’t even know we left!’