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CNN Anchor Grills Jake Sullivan on Biden's Misleading Afghanistan Claims: ‘We Know That's Not True’


CNN anchor Brianna Keilar confronted National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on Sunday morning over claims President Joe Biden made on Friday about the Afghanistan withdrawal, wondering aloud why the president was “misleading with his words.”

Amid the evacuation crisis in Afghanistan following the government’s collapse and the Taliban’s return to power, the president promised during a Friday press conference to evacuate all Americans from the country while defending the chaotic withdrawal from the country.

Biden, at one point, insisted that his administration has seen “no indication” that Americans “haven’t been able to get through the [Kabul] airport,” adding that the U.S. made an agreement with the Taliban for safe passage. Several news outlets, however, quickly fact-checked the president’s comments, noting that reports contradict his assertions—and the U.S. embassy in Kabul even warned American citizens in the area that “United States government cannot ensure safe passage to the Hamid Karzai International Airport.”

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