Conservative media is slamming President Joe Biden's administration for the bungled withdrawal of American troops in Afghanistan after the Taliban overtook Kabul's presidential palace and regained control of the country after 20 years of war that cost hundreds of thousands of lives and nearly a trillion dollars.
The Biden administration has repeatedly emphasized its priority is getting Americans and Afghan allies out of the region by the end of the month, and that no simulation foresaw the Afghan government collapsing to the Taliban in only 11 days.
This week, Fox News contributor Rachel Campos-Duffy lobbed criticism against the Biden administration, but seemed bizarrely fixated on the role she imagined the First Lady, Dr. Jill Biden, played in Biden running for President in the 2020 election.
White House demands apology from Fox News after 'disgusting' host says Jill Biden 'failed the country' by letting h… https://t.co/YgCDPqgz8W— Aamir Ghazanfar (@Aamir Ghazanfar) 1629788777.0
"No one knew better his state of mind than Dr. Jill Biden, and if you ask me, the most patriotic thing Jill Biden could have done was tell her husband―to love her husband―and not let him run in this mental state that he's in. I think she failed the country as well."
Campos-Duffy's odd rant blaming the First Lady for her husband's decision to run for President soon got the attention of the White House.
Dr. Biden's press secretary, Michael LaRosa, called the comments "disgusting" and demanded an apology.
This is disgusting. @RCamposDuffy and @FoxNews know better. They can do better and their viewers deserve better. I… https://t.co/dJ3pJWinSv— Michael LaRosa (@Michael LaRosa) 1629725396.0
Biden supporters largely agreed.
@FoxNews needs to rein it in and if @RCamposDuffy has any grace or class she will apologize https://t.co/bTAhFDZyFf— Kathleen Alice ☘️ (@Kathleen Alice ☘️) 1629778303.0
Another lower level of disgusting for Faux News. And, they have another swamp monster delivering the unsavory news. https://t.co/08C9AyQ8ZT— Debra Ray (@Debra Ray) 1629837748.0
Actually, they've proven time and again that they CAN'T do better. @FoxNews is devoid of decency and disconnected… https://t.co/XKUdaUvNh6— ⓣⓔⓔⓥⓔⓔⓓⓤⓑ (@ⓣⓔⓔⓥⓔⓔⓓⓤⓑ) 1629741998.0
@RCamposDuffy have you apologized yet https://t.co/F73nsyz20i— Trish Reilly (@Trish Reilly) 1629735850.0
How shocking that a garbage person on a garbage network would disparage @FLOTUS & @POTUS. What bottom feeding piece… https://t.co/xyDTQILY85— 𝓒𝓸𝓻𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓪 🦋 (@𝓒𝓸𝓻𝓻𝓲𝓷𝓪 🦋) 1629889454.0
.@FoxNews don’t care Michael, they’ve propagated the anti-mask & anti #COVID19 vaccination-complicit in the deaths… https://t.co/wAn75mBMUd— JMoulin| Independent | Country First | (@JMoulin| Independent | Country First |) 1629804711.0
Meanwhile, the President's critics pushed back.
Oh no. We do not speak ill of @RCamposDuffy ever https://t.co/xZTILkIQkM https://t.co/wvb9mwsVy8— Mindy (@Mindy) 1629764762.0
Sorry not sorry. The truth hurts doesn’t it. https://t.co/EiU0jJTWvS— E.J. Stone (@E.J. Stone) 1629802471.0
Campos-Duffy has yet to respond.