"The idea that somehow, there's a way to have gotten out without chaos ensuing, I don't know how that happens," Biden said to ABC News this week.
The following article was originally written by Katie Jerkovich and published by Conservative Review.
President Joe Biden bristled when confronted on Afghans falling from U.S. Air Force jets after grabbing on to them amid the Taliban takeover of Kabul, Afghanistan.
In an interview with ABC News‘ George Stephanopoulos, Biden was asked about the pictures of “hundreds of people packed in a C-17” and the images of “Afghans falling.”
“That was four days ago, five days ago,” the president said.
George then let him finish and once again asked POTUS what he thought “when he first saw those pictures?”
“What I thought was, we have to gain control of this,” Biden replied. “We have to move this more quickly. We have to move in a way in which we can take control of that airport. And we did.”
The Taliban takeover of the country happened quickly as the militant group attacked large cities. There have been reports of summary executions and beatings in Taliban-controlled areas, a United Nations report read in August.
Chaos ensued after U.S. planes evacuated people, with Afghans clinging to planes and running down the tarmac.