Joe Biden storms off after 20-minute speech defending US withdrawal from Afghanistan

'He was wrong!' Joe Biden erupts at former Afghan President

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The American President has been under immense pressure after the Taliban took control of Afghanistan as US troops pulled back.

And instead of accepting responsibility for the country’s demise he pointed the finger at Afghan officials for the country’s collapse in a 20-minute diatribe.

And instead of facing scrutiny and taking questions from the press “Sloppy Joe” sloped off to the amazement of many of those present.

His actions were instantly slammed by many.

GB News chairman Andrew Neil tweeted: “And Biden finishes. No questions but then it wasn’t a press conference. Message: Je ne regrette rien.”

And Brexit talisman Nigel Farage said: “President Biden reads his script and then takes no questions from the media. Everybody knows this man is not capable.”

Influential political journalist David French also slammed the US President.

He said: “Joe Biden was not bound by Trump’s grotesquely irresponsible agreement with the Taliban.

“The Taliban had already violated its terms. It can be true that Trump’s agreement was a travesty AND that this retreat is shameful, callous, and deeply harmful to our national security.”

Before escaping scrutiny, Mr Biden defended America’s decision to pull out of the war-torn country after 20 years – claiming that the US has accomplished its mission of defeating Al Queda.

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The Democratic politician also insisted that he stands “squarely behind my decision” despite the international condemnation.

He said:“We severely degraded Al Qaeda in Afghanistan.”

He added: “Our mission in Afghanistan was never supposed to be nation-building.”

“As president, I’m adamant that we fight the threats we face today, not yesterday.”

He then went on to attack the military record of many Afghan Government officials.

The rapid collapse of Afghanistan’s US-supported government came after its civilian and military forces simply “gave up” rather than resisting a Taliban takeover, he said.

“The truth is, this did unfold more quickly than we had anticipated,” the President admitted.

But he insisted that the US “gave them every tool they need” to resist the Taliban.

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