White House Won't Answer Questions About Biden's Phone Call Pressuring Afghan President | Video | RealClearPolitics

White House Won't Answer Questions About Biden's Leaked Phone Call Pressuring Afghan President On Optics

|

White House press secretary Jen Psaki declined to respond to a question about reports that President Biden pressured his departed Afghan counterpart to make it look like the fight against the Taliban was going well "whether it is true or not."

Reuters reported a leaked transcript of a July call that shows President Biden pressured Afghan President Ghani to "change the perception" that the Taliban was winning ahead of Ghani's retreat flight to Qatar.

"I am not going to go into the details of a private conversation," Psaki said. She said earlier this week that trusting Ghani not to flee the country is one mistake President Biden will learn from.






The Twitter account for the House Republican caucus on Wednesday called Psaki's response "unacceptable."

Comment
Show comments Hide Comments

Latest Political Videos

Video Archives