With Joe Biden struggling to blame Trump for his Afghanistan disaster, one question that must be asked is “Do Americans buy it?” Is the story that President Trump somehow made Joe Biden pull troops from the Middle-Eastern country something we as a nation believe? The answer? Most Americans blame Biden for his Afghanistan debacle, and nothing he says in an effort to deflect is doing any good.
According to a new YouGov poll, most Americans believe President Trump’s decision to leave Afghanistan was the right one — but they blame Joe Biden for the horrible, disastrous execution. The poll, conducted among 1,200 registered voters, asked if voters thought Biden deserved the blame for all that has happened as a result of his hasty withdrawal from Afghanistan. An astounding 56 percent say that Biden deserves to be blamed. While 16 percent of those say he only deserves some blame, the majority of those who say “yes” (40 percent) believe Biden deserves a “great deal of blame.” Though only 10 percent of Democrats answered this way, a whopping 82 percent of Republicans know where the blame falls and how much should be heaped on our cognitively-deficient President*.
“I bear responsibility for, fundamentally, all that’s happened of late,” Biden recently said when asked if he deserved to be blamed — though he did try to deflect much of it onto Trump.
Americans say that more attacks like the one we saw the other day are expected, but want to stay until evacuations are completed — a contrast to the Biden Administration’s desire to comply with Taliban commands and leave by August 31:
If August 31 arrives and the United States is not finished with evacuations, more than half of voters (57%) believe that the U.S. military should remain in the face of potential attacks until the evacuation is done, either after attempting to negotiate with the Taliban for an extension (25%) or without negotiating (32%). Only 30% think the military should leave without completing the evacuation, either in case of failing to reach agreement with the Taliban for an extension (17%) or immediately (13%).
Biden is not handling Afghanistan well and Americans know it. It’s time to get him out of office now — through pressure to resign or an invocation of the 25th Amendment.