As the Biden administration’s catastrophe in Afghanistan shocks the world, blowback is hitting the president hard. His poll numbers are dropping fast.
- The Biden White House apparently failed to coordinate evacuation efforts with the government of the United Kingdom for more than a day despite repeated attempts by Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s office to contact President Joe Biden after the Taliban’s takeover of Kabul.
- According to the Times of London, “senior [U.K.] military commanders have also not been party to key discussions between the U.S. and the Taliban, so were left in the dark about when they could be forced to pull out.”
- Meanwhile, the Telegraph reports that “Mr. Johnson had been attempting to get Mr Biden on the phone to discuss Kabul falling from Monday morning. The pair eventually talked at close to 10 pm on Tuesday.”
- White House officials did not respond to the Washington Examiner’s inquiries by press time, although the administration did release a readout of Biden and Johnson’s call from Tuesday.