No matter the blunder, failure, or broken promise, somehow every finger of blame eventually gets pointed at Donald Trump.
It’s not enough that as commander in chief, Trump brokered a historic peace deal with the Taliban, which ensured a smooth transition of U.S. troops out of Afghanistan. It makes no difference that he sought to protect, not only U.S. soldiers, but the Afghan people as well. As President, Trump projected strength. He projected leadership. He never passed blame.
That’s all changed now.
Joe Biden broke a major campaign promise of taking responsibility and not blaming others by looking to shift blame for his botched withdraw from Afghanistan onto former President Donald Trump.
During the 2020 presidential election campaign trail, Biden’s social media staff posted a tweet promising to never pass blame.
Biden also admittedly said that the president’s job is not about himself but the people he is supposed to serve — the American people:
It's hard to believe this has to be said, but unlike this president, I’ll do my job and take responsibility. I won’t blame others. And I’ll never forget that the job isn’t about me — it’s about you.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) June 4, 2020
Meanwhile, the mainstream media is not taking kindly to Biden’s finger pointing.
An article published by Axios titled “Biden blames Trump for Afganistan bedlam,” talked about Biden going back on his promise to take responsibility for his actions and instead, blaming someone else, Trump, which Biden said he would not do.
The article explained, “Biden on Saturday doubled down on his long-standing rationale for withdrawing the U.S. military from Afghanistan as the threat of Kabul falling to the Taliban looms large.”
The Axios article added, “Biden blamed his predecessor, former President Trump, for empowering the Taliban and leaving them ‘in the strongest position militarily since 2001.’”
As the Taliban takeover unfolded, Sean Parnell, a Republican candidate for the U.S. Senate seat in Pennsylvania, and an Army veteran made note of the vast hypocrisy coming from Biden over his failed attempt to pull troops from Afghanistan.
How it started: How it’s going: pic.twitter.com/v3JsKrYGlu
— Sean Parnell (@SeanParnellUSA) August 16, 2021
Trump responded to Biden’s botched strategy, releasing numerous statements slamming the current commander in chief:
Statement by Donald J. Trump, 45th President of the United States of America pic.twitter.com/yeFvaH0ln3
— RSBN 🇺🇸 (@RSBNetwork) August 16, 2021
"The outcome in Afghanistan, including the withdrawal, would have been totally different if the Trump Administration had been in charge. Who or what will Joe Biden surrender to next? Someone should ask him, if they can find him."
FULL STATEMENT: pic.twitter.com/vli35zxcUI
— Natalie Harp (@NatalieJHarp) August 16, 2021
Author: Nolan Sheridan