American’s were not pleased with President Biden’s speech regarding the ongoing disaster in Afghanistan on Monday after he returned from Camp David. According to Maslansky + Partners president Lee Carter, the president’s speech was met with low approval from even his staunchest supporters. According to Lee, Democrats were overwhelmingly unhappy with Biden’s remarks but Independent’s gave Biden’s speech an “F.”
Fox News reports:
“For the most part, when Biden speaks, they give him the benefit of the doubt. In this case, while they did give him some credit for what he said, they were really disappointed overall with the message,” she said.
Carter relayed this message from an Independent voter: “We’re not mad that he did it. We are mad instead that he pulled out the troops in this way and put them in harm’s way. So the buck does stop with him.”
Biden’s explanation of the war in Afghanistan and reminder of his commitment to end U.S. involvement, however, received a “C” grade from Democrats. Carter said the low grade from Democrats and an “F” grade from both Republicans and Independents are again because the troop withdrawal was not conducted in the “right way.”
“Many people said he honored his commitment, but he failed in honoring to do it in the right way,” Carter told Fox News’ Steve Doocy. “It wasn’t, again, that he did it. It was how he did it.”
Lee emphasized that American’s were overwhelmingly accepting of withdrawing troops from Afghanistan, a plan first put in place by the Trump administration. However, Biden’s poor planning and execution which has lead to all-out chaos is what has upset Americans.