JOE Biden has been slammed for appearing to check his WATCH after saluting the fallen Kabul heroes as their bodies arrived back in the US today.
O Presidente and his wife, First Lady Jill Biden, met the families of service members killed in the terror attack in Afghanistan before witnessing the transfer of the military members’ bodies from an aircraft at Dover Air Force base.
After the seemingly gaffe-prone President saluted and paid tribute to the 13 troops, he dropped his arm and appeared to glance at his watch, prompting a barrage of criticism.
Critics slammed the president, with some calling for him to “show some respect”.
“Sorry Mr President, did you have something more interesting to go to,” one social media user said.
Um segundo disse: “This is so bad. At first glance i was thinking, a sleeve got caught but yeah kind of. Second watch, definitely bored/bothered to be there.”
Um terceiro escreveu: “Sim, that wasn’t a good look.”
And dozens of social media users poked fun at Biden and claimed he was running late for his “nap time”.
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Um escreveu: “Getting ready for his afternoon nap.”
Outro disse: “Time for napping is important.”
And a third wrote: “It’s probably close to his nap time, and he’s wondering how much more of his precious time he has to waste on… this.”
While a fourth quipped: “Amazed he’s still awake.”
Others said his “bedtime must be in 20 minutos” and another said he needed to make sure he got his “pre nap snack”.
Biden’s presidency has been littered with gaffes from the start – from tripping three times as he made his way up the steps of Air Force One to forgetting why he ran for President.
‘BLOOD ON HIS HANDS’
His presidency has been left in turmoil as his approval ratings plunge thanks to controversial decisions and repeated mistakes during speeches, which have further fuelled criticism as he makes factual errors and inaccurate predictions.
The President has now even been accused of having “blood on his hands” after at least 13 troops were among the 170-plus killed at the hands of ISIS-K in a suicide at Kabul airport.
Speaking from the White House after the deadly blast, Biden appeared to crumble under the pressure as he snapped at a reporter and lost his breath.
In what can only be argued at Biden’s worst week yet as President, he also suffered a tirade of abuse of social media on Tuesday after delaying an update of the Afghanistan situation by five hours.
He was expected to give an update at around noon on Tuesday – but didn’t begin speaking until shortly after 5pm EST, only for his address to be just 15 minutos de duração, with the first portion spent talking about the economy.
The President even risked global backlash earlier this month by slamming the Afghan president and military leaders by blasting the Afghan army for “giving up” in the face of the Taliban resurgence.
He heaped blame on the defeated Afghan administration, ditado: “It is wrong to order American troops to step up when Afghan forces would not.
“American forces cannot and should not be fighting in a war and dying in a war that Afghan forces are not willing to fight for themselves.”
It was branded “one of the most shameful” in American history as he was accused of “washing his hands” of desperate Afghans.
His presidency now appears to be hanging in the balance as calls stack up for him to resign and quit the White House.
Donald Trump is among those to have publicly slammed Biden, como ele disse he would “Nunca” have allowed the horror Kabul airport bombing to take place.
The ex-president described the bombing as “an evil act” that should “never have been allowed to happen” in a video message released Thursday night.