Tucker Carlson has questioned why Joe Biden’s closest allies and liberal television networks have turned against him over the Afghan crisis.
Speaking on his Fox News show Friday night, Carlson said: “What is going on here? These are literally the people who got Joe Biden elected. He wouldn’t be president without these people. Now, just seven months in, they’re telling you he has failed personally? It does not make sense.”
Carlson made the remark shortly after sharing a video of CNN host Brianna Keilar criticizing Trump over the Taliban’s capture of Kabul after the US withdrew. She described as “stunning” to both his administration and the American people.
Biden’s earlier claims that he knew the withdrawal from Afghanistan would be chaotic and that Kabul could potentially defend itself until the end of 2021 were also criticized by Keilar.
She said: “And many of the promises, predictions, and the words of the president and his White House are coming back to haunt them.”
Carlson told viewers that CNN stars are fed opinions they must share by network president Jeff Zucker, and he questioned why the liberal network has now turned against Biden.
Tucker Carlson also mentioned Defense Secretary Mark Austin, who contradicted President Barack Obama’s claim that the Taliban had not attacked any Americans trying to flee to safety just moments after Biden said it.
Afghanistan is hardly Biden’s first disaster. As of tonight, our southern border has collapsed, the murder rate is spiking in our cities, the CVODI vaccines do not work, inflation’s out of control, and the country’s entire population of school children hasn’t been educated in more than a year. All of that’s been going on. None of that seemed to bother CNN in the slightest.
In fact, they reserved their energy to attack anyone who noticed those trends. But now, suddenly their anchors are weeping on the air because Americans are trapped in Afghanistan.
They don’t notice the 70,000 who die every year from drug overdoses. But this has sent them into a self-riotous rage. Call us cynical, but we don’t buy it. Something else is going on here. We don’t know what it is, exactly, but it’s pretty obvious.
Carlson said that the 78-year-old president is ‘senile’ and that this week’s events demonstrated Biden’s inability to govern.
Biden estimated that around 15,000 Americans and up to 65,000 Afghans the US wants to resettle in America are trapped in hostile territory, with no guarantees they’ll make it to safety.
Carlson said: “We’ve learned a lot in the past five days. Maybe the important thing we’ve learned is that Joe Biden is not capable of running the country. Joe Biden is senile. Saying that out loud is not an attack on Biden.”
He claimed that everyone who works with Biden is aware of the president’s alleged cognitive decline, and that the Afghan saga exposed it to the rest of the world, putting the United States in jeopardy.
In the last week, we’ve been reminded how tiny our domestic concerns actually are. They’re neuroses born of narcissism. A Chinese flu virus? Please. That’s hardly the scariest thing going on in the world right now. Not even close. The entire United States military has just been humiliated by illiterate peasants in turbans — and if that’s not insulting enough, many of them were carrying our rifles as they did it.
It makes you wonder about the future of the west, and who will replace us when we’re gone. Someone in authority probably ought to be thinking about that, and a lot of other things. What will we do when the Chinese finally move against Taiwan? How will we respond when there’s a credible challenge to the U.S. dollar as the world’s reserve currency? Etc. Etc
All we can say for certain at this point is that Joe Biden won’t be making any of the big decisions going forward. Biden isn’t capable of being the president in crisis. So who will be? We can’t say. But it’s clear if you watch closely that things are changing very fast in Washington.
The people around Biden are moving away from him, in ways that are not subtle. Why is this happening now? Was it always the plan? Did the party that hates white guys finally realize it was being led by one? Again, we don’t know the answer. But the signs are everywhere, and they’re strikingly obvious.
Some of Biden’s most senior appointees are contradicting him in public. If you cover politics, it’s shocking to see that.
This is a violation of the first and most ruthlessly enforced rule in any White House: Don’t diminish the boss.’
Carlson was referring to Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, who was reported to have directly contradicted President Barack Obama during a call with officials on Friday, when he said the Taliban had attacked Americans fleeing the country.
Just minutes before, Biden claimed that the extremist group had caused no trouble for Americans and that they were being given safe passage to board US military planes at the airport.
By August 31, the president hopes to have withdrawn the remaining US forces from Afghanistan.