And Friday afternoon, after less than 72 hours at the White House this week, Biden will return to his personal residence after delivering remarks on the Afghanistan crisis.
- The White House did not immediately respond to a request for comment from Fox News about when Biden will return to the nation’s capital from his latest out-of-town trip. It also did not say whether Biden will take questions at his press conference Friday – the fact he did not drew audible scoffs from the White House press corps Wednesday.
- Biden’s latest trip to his personal residence comes after the Pentagon admitted Thursday it does not know how many Americans are left in Afghanistan. Fox News sources said this week that the Taliban has set up checkpoints outside of the Kabul airport and is beating people and arbitrarily denying entry.
- The State Department has been including a line in its messages telling Americans to come to the Kabul airport for evacuations saying: “THE UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT CANNOT ENSURE SAFE PASSAGE TO THE HAMID KARZAI INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT.”