Joe Biden has been completely MIA these past 24 hours after the Taliban took over the Afghan capital. After first saying he’ll address the nation in “a few days”, he has now caved to pressure and will apparently speak to the country today at 3:45pm EST.
Here’s the breaking news from a reporter at Axios:
Update: Biden will address the Afghanistan situation at 3:45 this afternoon pic.twitter.com/K85VZROtZE
— Lachlan Markay (@lachlan) August 16, 2021
Here’s the updated schedule via the White House:
Biden then tweeted about it shortly after:
I will be addressing the nation on Afghanistan at 3:45 PM ET today.
— President Biden (@POTUS) August 16, 2021
As you can imagine, the comments were absolutely brutal:
Worst President in US history. Resign in disgrace.
— Jordan Rachel (@TheJordanRachel) August 16, 2021
Good luck… YOU really messed this up.
— Donna King (@donnakingmusic) August 16, 2021
— Daniel Bostic (@debostic) August 16, 2021
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) August 16, 2021
You have handled this very badly. I voted for you and I am extremely disappointed. I expected better.
— G Davis/gadlaw 🌊 (@gadlaw6) August 16, 2021
Check back with us at 3:45pm EST and we’ll give you the top highlights (and lowlights) from Sleepy Joe’s speech (that someone else wrote for him!)