President Joe Biden reportedly expressed anger when he found out about the upheaval in Afghanistan during the U.S. military's withdrawal in 2021.
The details are shared in a new book that takes a look at what happened during August 2021 as the controversial events unfolded.
— New York Post (@nypost) September 4, 2023
"On Friday, Aug. 12, 2021, Biden left DC for what was expected to be a mid-August vacation to Camp David. Three days later, National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan told him the news that the then-president of Afghanistan, Ashraf Ghani, had fled as the Taliban was poised to march into the capital," the New York Post reported.
"'Biden exploded in frustration' when he heard the news and exclaimed, “Give me a break!” according to the forthcoming book 'The Last Politician' by journalist Franklin Foer, which describes the inner workings at the White House during the calamitous withdrawal from Afghanistan in 2021," it continued.
"'The Last Politician' provides plenty of fodder for Biden’s foes, as well as fair-weather Democrats still holding out hope he won’t be the party’s nominee next year," writes @Philip_Elliott for The D.C. Brief https://t.co/GV27KpJ4JS
— TIME (@TIME) September 7, 2023
"For someone who has been around Washington as long as Biden, so much of the job is personal, and the book shows moments of raw Bidenism," Time reported.
"When former Treasury Secretary Larry Summers published a particularly critical op-ed about Biden’s early economic plans, rather than consider the merits, Biden phoned him and unloaded," it shared.
The inside look at aspects of Biden's leadership has led to strong publicity about the book ahead of its release.
The book also calls out many aspects of Biden's situation with Ukraine, along with details about the other figures in the Biden White House who hold strong influence.
The book will likely be disputed by Biden but offers a unique perspective often not shared by the mainstream media.
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