It wasn’t straightforward, however we have lastly discovered somebody who claims to have believed Biden when in his speech on the Afghanistan fiasco he boasted, “The buck stops with me.” And—no shock—that particular person is none apart from quintessential liberal-media member Yamiche Alcindor of PBS and MSNBC.

On as we speak’s Morning Joe, after Willie Geist pressed her exhausting, twice asking whether or not the Biden administration understood the gravity of the state of affairs, Biden ally Alcindor responded:

“I believe it’s been very clear to me in speaking to White Home officers that they understood the gravity. This can be a 20-year battle spanning a number of presidencies. And President Biden didn’t take this resolution frivolously. It’s why within the speech he mentioned the buck stops with me. He’s not working away from the duty.”

 

 

Biden’s “not working away from duty?” Regardless of claiming that the buck stops with him, Biden has blamed Trump, the Afghan authorities, the Afghan navy, US intelligence, congress—the whole lot wanting the Perseid meteor bathe.

Biden Camp David video conferenceAnd on what did ace reporter Alcindor base her conclusion that the Biden admin understood the gravity of the state of affairs? Why, by “speaking to White Home officers.” Since you simply know there would by no means been something however the simon-pure reality issuing from officers caught within the largest international coverage fiasco in a long time.

The extra beneficiant understanding of Alcindor is that she is solely gullible. A extra probably clarification is that Alcindor is a Biden dead-ender. Somebody prepared to sacrifice journalistic integrity for the sake of defending the sitting Democrat President—info be damned. 

Alcindor continued her speaking factors: 

I believe I sense they perceive the gravity of it. It’s additionally why you see President Biden coming again to the White Home. After all, he may do the whole lot he wanted to do from Camp David. However it does make sense, for optics, for him to be again on the White Home as this huge, huge disaster continues.

However is that true? Is speaking to a Hollywood Squares display of advisors as efficient as face-to-face discussions? And naturally, when his speech ended, Biden retreated again to his trip within the pleasant confines of Catoctin Mountain. 

Yamiche Alcindor on Morning Joe claiming that Biden isn’t “working away from the duty” for his Afghanistan fiasco was sponsored partly by BMW and AARP.

A partial transcript is beneath. Click on “broaden” to learn extra. 

MSNBC
Morning Joe
8/18/21
7:23 am EDT

WILLIE GEIST: Yamiche, the president was defiant, I assume is a phrase you should use, in his remarks earlier this week when he mentioned, I stand squarely behind my resolution. The administration caught flat-footed on Sunday when all of this was occurring, when these chaotic scenes have been taking part in out, and we noticed Kabul being overrun by the Taliban. Does the White Home sense now how grave this downside is . . . Has the White Home sensed now the gravity of this second in the event that they didn’t early on?

YAMICHE ALCINDOR: I believe it’s been very clear to me in speaking to White Home officers that they understood the gravity. That is America’s longest battle, it is a 20-year battle spanning a number of presidencies. And President Biden didn’t take this resolution frivolously, sources inform me. It’s why in his speech he mentioned, the buck stops with me. He’s not working away from the duty. 

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I believe I sense they perceive the gravity of it. It’s additionally why you see President Biden coming again to the White Home. After all, he may do the whole lot he wanted to do from Camp David. However it does make sense, for optics, for him to be again on the White Home as this huge, huge disaster continues.