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Joe Biden left the White House late last week to begin a two-week summer vacation in Delaware as multiple crises escalate in the U.S. and across the world.
Now, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki is taking a break from her duties at the same time as the Taliban have taken control of Afghanistan.
Fox News reported that they sent questions to Psaki’s White House email address on Sunday and received an auto-reply saying that Psaki would be out of the office for a week.
“I will be out of the office from August 15th-August 22nd,” read the email returned to Fox News, which directs reporters to speak with other members of the White House press team while she is absent.
Can confirm. Auto-reply from Jen Psaki says: “I will be out of the office from August 15th – August 22nd. In my absence, please reach out to” three other members of the WH press team. pic.twitter.com/FPxS9kmqSs
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) August 16, 2021
Psaki and Biden taking time away comes as the Taliban seize control of much of Afghanistan, including the capital of Kabul and the presidential palace.
Most notably, there’s a terrifying security situation in Afghanistan that has forced the Pentagon to send a reported 3,000 troops to the country in a desperate attempt to help Americans there escape.
The Pentagon is sending the troops to provide security for embassy personnel and other Americans trying to evacuate the country as the Taliban terrorist group could take control of the capital in the near future.
The catastrophic security failure in Afghanistan isn’t the only crisis facing the U.S.
The U.S. border crisis is getting worse by the day.
U.S. Customs and Border Patrol reported apprehending 188,829 illegal migrants in June. In July, Border Patrol revealed they apprehended 210,000, which broke the previous record the month before.
The last time border apprehension numbers reached 1 million was in 2006.
Biden's Border Crisis is LITERALLY off the charts. pic.twitter.com/xV3DTpsBzI
— House Republicans (@HouseGOP) August 12, 2021
213,000 migrants encountered at our southern border in July.
That breaks Biden’s 20 year border crisis record set…. in June.
Every single Biden border month has been worse than the last.
It’s appalling — and it would be unbelievable if it weren’t so predictable.
— Mark Meadows (@MarkMeadows) August 12, 2021
Inflation is skyrocketing.
Inflation for businesses has reached 7.8%, marking the highest level ever reached, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.
It has gotten worse month over month since Biden took office.
“In December, January, February, March, April, May, and June, the Producer Price Index reached annual rates of 0.8%, 1.6%, 3.0%, 4.1%, 6.2%, 6.6%, and 7.3%, respectively,” the Daly Wire reported.
— New York Post (@nypost) August 12, 2021
— Sven Henrich (@NorthmanTrader) August 13, 2021
A terrorist group could potentially take over an entire country.
Biden’s disastrous handling of withdrawing from Afghanistan helped the Taliban get closer to taking over the capital city of Kabul.
“The Taliban now controls the majority of the country as it is rapidly seizing capital cities in the nation’s numerous provinces. The administration is now reportedly pleading with the terrorists to spare the U.S. Embassy in Kabul and is having to send troops back into the nation to help evacuate Americans. European nations are already hardening resistance against the notion of having a massive surge of Afghan nationals come to their countries amid a refugee crisis sparked by the rapidly deteriorating situation,” The Daily Wire reported.
JUST IN: Taliban Seizes US Weapons and Military Equipment as Afghan Takeover Accelerates — Expert says Kabul could fall to Taliban by 20th anniversary of 9/11 https://t.co/5D0CaGPTp7
— Adam Kredo (@Kredo0) August 12, 2021
▪️Taliban has captured a massive stash of US-made weapons and drones as they tear towards #Kabul.
▪️The insurgents have added American howitzers and a helicopter to their inventory. pic.twitter.com/uo6RqhJhO3
— EHA News (@eha_news) August 13, 2021
— Robert Spencer روبرت سبنسر रॉबर्ट स्पेंसर 🇺🇸 (@jihadwatchRS) August 12, 2021
As all of this is going on, Biden and Psaki have skipped town.