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Biden Laughs Off Widely Discussed Poll Showing Most Don’t Think He’s Competent

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President Joe Biden dismissed a new survey with a laugh showing that the vast majority of Americans no longer believe he is competent to lead following the still-unfolding debacle with the pullout from Afghanistan.

Biden was confronted about the CBS News poll on Sunday from one of the network’s reporters during a press conference on the situation in Afghanistan, especially at the international airport in Kabul where U.S. forces are frantically attempting to extricate thousands of Americans and Afghan allies still in the country.

“A new poll out today shows Americans wanted to withdraw from Afghanistan, but they disapprove of the way you’ve handled it,” CBS correspondent Ed O’Keefe said to Biden.

“The poll also found that based in part on what’s transpired in the last week, a majority of Americans, and forgive me, I’m just the messenger, no longer consider you to be competent, focused, or effective in the job.”

“I haven’t seen that poll,” Biden immediately responded with a chuckle.

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“It’s out there,” O’Keefe replied.

The survey found that while 63 percent of Americans are in approval of withdrawing American forces from Afghanistan, just 47 percent approve of the way the pullout has gone.

Regarding that, 44 percent of those surveyed think that so far it has gone “very badly” with 74 percent overall saying it’s gone very or somewhat badly.

The exchange comes as calls for Biden to resign have increased exponentially.

During his Sunday Fox News program, Dan Bongino made it crystal clear he thinks Biden needs to step down immediately or face impeachment over how he has handled the Afghanistan withdrawal.

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“I have a couple of messages I need to get out there – they’re important, time for BS is over,” he said during a segment on his show “Unfiltered with Dan Bongino.

“The first message is for Joe Biden, our president in name only: You failed. You are a total, epic, colossal apocalyptic failure,” Bongino said. “You failed the American people, you failed our country, you failed our military, our Army, our Marines, our Air Force, our Navy, you failed the Afghan people, you failed our allies.

“You, you, you failed everyone. Because you were a coward. You failed,” the top talker and former Secret Service agent added. “History will remember this as one of the most colossal, epic political failures in America’s history. And you did this. Not our military. You did this.”

“And not only did you fail, when your failures became obvious to everyone, when we watched Afghans fall off planes trying to get out of a country taken over by medieval savages, you dismissed them, telling people, ‘Don’t worry, it was just a couple days ago,’” Bongino noted further.

“Is there a statute of limitations on people falling off planes, trying to ride planes on the outside to escape your failure?” he asked rhetorically. “Biden should resign immediately. Biden should have resigned yesterday, in fact, he should have resigned last week.

Bongino concluded noting that he is well aware of who is waiting in the wings if Biden is forced to step down.

“Listen, that’s a serious message. I don’t take it lightly. If he doesn’t resign, Joe Biden should be impeached. I get what you are saying that we would be handing the country to Kamala Harris. Ladies and gentlemen, it can’t get any worse,” he said.

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