President Joe Biden appeared to struggle at times during Thursday’s White House press conference and got testy with a reporter who asked him about Afghanistan, which was the subject of the press conference.
Biden appeared to struggle when talking about Americans that are detained overseas, relocating Afghan interpreters, and talking about the reasons that the U.S. went to Afghanistan.
This was Biden’s press conference today. Is he okay? pic.twitter.com/w58YW9nBtZ
— Ian Miles Cheong @ stillgray.substack.com (@stillgray) July 8, 2021
Biden also became testy with a reporter who asked him if he trusts the Taliban.
Q: “Mr President, do you trust the Taliban?”
Biden: “Is that a serious question”
Reporter: “Absolutely is a serious question”
Biden: “No I do not trust the Taliban”
Reporter: “Will you amplify your answer?”
Biden: “It’s a silly question. Do I trust the Taliban. No” pic.twitter.com/TAMUazRUDr
— Mona Salama (@MonaSalama_) July 8, 2021
PBS News journalist Amna Nawaz responded to Biden’s remarks about the Taliban by noting: “The US negotiated its withdrawal from Afghanistan with the Taliban.”