The Biden administration is facing serious questions as Americans watch Afghanistan descend into chaos. However, the White House’s primary spokesperson doesn’t seem to be available to answer those questions.
Fox News sent questions to Psaki’s White House email address Sunday morning and received an “out of office” auto-reply. “Hours later, on Sunday evening, Fox News attempted once again to reach the White House spokeswoman,” Fox reported.
“The same auto-reply, stating that the voice of the White House would not be available for the next week, was sent,” the network added. According to The Daily Wire, those attempting to reach Psaki via email were met with a response that read, “I will be out of the office from August 15th-August 22nd.”
Trump wants Biden out
Psaki’s absence comes as criticism over President Joe Biden’s drawdown of troops from Afghanistan continues to escalate. On Sunday, his predecessor issued a statement calling on Biden to resign.
“What Joe Biden has done with Afghanistan is legendary. It will go down as one of the greatest defeats in American history!” Donald Trump’s statement read.
“It is time for Joe Biden to resign in disgrace for what he has allowed to happen to Afghanistan, along with the tremendous surge in COVID, the Border catastrophe, the destruction of energy independence, and our crippled economy,” the former president added.
Total chaos erupts
The scenes from an airport in Kabul released on Monday morning were horrific, showing thousands of Afghans clinging to a departing C-17 U.S. cargo plane as it lifted off.
Viral video footage has shown mobs of hundreds of Afghans desperately clinging to the departing U.S. aircraft, some of whom reportedly fell to their death, as shocking video footage revealed.
Biden failed to discuss that particular incident while speaking to Americans during a televised address on Monday afternoon, instead saying that the withdrawal of U.S. forces stemmed from an agreement made between Trump and the Taliban — an agreement he said he “inherited” as if none of this is his fault.
The president insisted that he stands “squarely behind” his decision to go ahead with the pullout and that his national security team had “planned for every contingency.”
Biden, who has been widely criticized by members of both political parties, immediately returned to his vacation hangout at Camp David following his weak, 20-minute attempt to reassure the world that everything is just fine, Fox reported.