Joe Biden’s presidency is at its lowest point in its brief history and there is no sign that it is going to get much better. In fact, it appears things will only get worse.
A Reuters/Ipsos poll taken after the calamitous fall of Afghanistan shows just how bad things are getting for the current U.S. president: He fell 7 points in just one weekend.
“The national opinion poll, conducted on Monday, found that 46% of American adults approved of Biden’s performance in office, the lowest recorded in weekly polls that started when Biden took office in January,” Reuters reported.
“It is also down from the 53% who felt the same way in a similar Reuters/Ipsos poll that ran on Friday,” the report added.
Furthermore, “about 44% of respondents said they thought Biden has done a ‘good job’ in Afghanistan, compared to 51% for former presidents Donald Trump and Barack Obama. The Reuters/Ipsos poll obtained responses from 947 American adults, including 403 Democrats and 350 Republicans.
In a separate Ipsos snap poll that oversampled Democrats by nearly 20 percent, an astounding 75 percent of Democrats believed the Biden administration had done a “good” job over the last twenty years in Afghanistan, while only 36 percent would say the same of the Trump administration.
On Tuesday, Donald Trump spoke out in a Fox News interview about how he would have handled things differently if he were still president.
“But we have the military there, and we take the military out before we took our civilians out,” Trump pointed out. “And before we took the interpreters and others — we want to try to help them.”
“By the way, I’m America First,” Trump said. “Okay? The Americans come out first. But we’re also going to help people that helped us. And we have to be very careful with the vetting, because you’ve got some rough people in there. But, we’re going to help those people.”
“But, can you imagine?” Trump said. “Now, what we were going to do, very quickly, is we were going to take the military out last. Okay? Last. The people were coming out, they were going to come out, but the agreement was violated, so I held things back, because we weren’t going to do anything. Again, conditions based.”
“So, they weren’t fulfilling their obligations and conditions,” Trump added.
“Just to finish,” he went on. “The people come out first, then I was going to take all of the military equipment. Billions and billions of dollars worth of Black Hawk helicopters, brand new, that Russia now will be examining anjd so will China and so will everybody else, because it’s the greatest in the world.”
“We have brand new Army tanks, and all sorts of equipment, missiles, we have everything,” he continued. “I was going to take it out. Because I knew they weren’t going to fight.”
Meanwhile, Joe Biden has been predominately on vacation, only emerging to make a brief speech without taking questions, then returning to Camp David. Biden is giving an interview to George Stephanopoulos on Wednesday, and will give an announcement at 4:30 p.m. today.
Trump Demolishes Biden Over Afghan Withdrawal: ‘Greatest Embarrassment in the History of Our Country’
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