Joe Biden was set to leave on vacation after a 5-hour workday. The vacation followed a vacation at Camp David while the world was burning.
Media pressure seems to have caused Biden to reverse course. The President will now stay in DC while the border hemorrhages and Afghanistan descends into chaos.
However, there is no word if he will actually work.
According to Fox News:
President Biden Friday will remain in Washington D.C., reversing previous plans to leave the White House for Wilmington, Delaware, as the military and State Department work evacuate Americans and Afghan allies amid the botched withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan.
After the president’s schedule said that he would fly to Wilmington after delivering remarks on Afghanistan Friday, the White House updated his schedule to indicate he will remain in Washington, D.C. This followed pressure from Republicans and questions from media about Biden’s travel plans.
Biden spent most of the last week in Wilmington and the Camp David presidential retreat as the crisis in Afghanistan spiraled out of control. He was in Camp David when the Taliban completed their sweep into power Sunday – the same day Americans abandoned the Kabul embassy.
Amid intense pressure to return to the White House Monday, Biden flew into town and delivered brief remarks only to immediately fly back to Camp David. That same day, video splashed across the internet of Afghans clinging to a departing American airplane at the Kabul airport, before falling from the sky to their deaths.
The Pentagon has admitted that they do not know how many Americans are trapped in Afghanistan currently.