‘I said it’s going to take me a year to deliver everything’
Joe Biden said things haven’t gone to plans since he took office, but instead of taking the blame, he flipped on to Donald Trump instead.
Biden argued it was unfair to criticize him for the Afghanistan crisis.
“Remember, I said it’s going to take me a year to deliver everything I’m looking at here,” Biden said.
“[T]ake a look at what I inherited when I came into office — when I came into office, the state of affairs, and where we were: We had 4 million people vaccinated. We had no plan. We had — I mean, I can go down the list,” he said.
“So, you know, part of it is dealing with the panoply of things that were landed on my plate. I’m not complaining; it’s just a reality. It’s a reality, number one,” Biden said.
But despite polls showing voters are turning away from Biden, he claimed his economic plans are highly popular, “but the problem is, with everything happening, not everybody knows what’s in that plan.”
He also blamed the weather, saying hurricanes and fires undercut his plans.
“Now, part of the problem is I had hoped — I hadn’t planned on, although I kind of anticipated it might happen — I hadn’t planned on the 178-mile top winds hurricanes going into Louisiana and 20 inches of rain in New York and New Jersey, and — and an area as big as the state of New Jersey burning down in the West,” he said.
Then Biden blamed the unvaccinated.
“We were — we were moving along on — on COVID-19, and now we have all these people who refuse to get a shot. And now look at the people dying — large numbers of people dying,” he said.
Biden also argued that the Afghanistan departure was going to be messy.
“But the truth of the matter is, at the end of the day is: We were spending $300 million a day for 20 years. There was no easy way to end that.”
“And we’re now still getting people out, but it’s — it’s really — there was no — no picture-book way to say, ‘OK, the war has ended. Let’s get everybody out, and we’ll go home.’ No war has ever ended that way, other than there’s been a surrender, and it’s a totally different circumstance,” he said.
But Biden ruined Trump’s original withdrawal plan by moving the date, this giving the Taliban no reason to honor the deal.
Biden also criticized Border Patrol agents photographed on horseback attempting to control Haitian illegal immigrants flooding the border.
“[I]t was horrible what — to see, as you saw — to see people treated like they did: horses nearly running them over and people being strapped. It’s outrageous. I promise you; those people will pay.”
“They will be — an investigation is underway now, and there will be consequences. There will be consequences. It’s an embarrassment. But beyond an embarrassment, it’s dangerous; it’s wrong,” he said.