As Afghanistan Falls Apart, So Does Oval Office Schedule

As more chaos unfolds in Afghanistan, President Joe Biden delayed speaking in front of a camera to the American people on the situation there, where thousands of Americans are being stranded. Other agencies canceled their briefings as well.

Biden was originally scheduled to speak at noon. The speech was delayed until 2:00 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time and again until 4:30 p.m.

Notice that the speech would be delayed wasn’t given to reporters until 2:53 p.m., following nearly three hours of delay. The White House press pool was sent an email claiming Biden would now be speaking at 4:30 p.m. He missed that deadline as well.

In the scramble of the day, the press pool was told that White House press secretary Jen Psaki will be giving her press briefing at 3:30 p.m Even the press briefing was pushed back by 15 minutes.

Then the Department of Defense canceled their briefing that was scheduled for 3:00 p.m. Reportedly, it was postponed for a “future date.” – READ MORE

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