'Is Joe's Dementia Contagious?' Blinken Confuses Runaway Afghan President Ghani With Karzai - Video | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED X-Frame-Options: SAMEORIGIN

'Is Joe's Dementia Contagious?' Blinken Confuses Runaway Afghan President Ghani With Karzai - Video

Afghan President Ashraf Ghani fled for the UAE as the Taliban* reached the gates of Kabul on 15 August and subsequently seized the city without a fight. Ghani claimed he ran away to prevent bloodshed if the group were to attack the capital. He has vowed to return to Afghanistan in the future in order to provide "justice" for all Afghan nationals.

Just like his boss Joe Biden, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken seems to be having trouble with getting names right. As he was speaking about the escape of Ashraf Ghani to the UAE, he recalled a phone call he had had with the Afghan president just a day before Taliban fighters reached Kabul.

But instead of saying that he'd had a conversation with the now-deposed Ghani, he mistakenly referred to his predecessor, Hamid Karzai, who served as the president of Afghanistan from 2001 to 2014.

"Go back a week. The government fell. And by the way, I was on the phone with President Karzai the day before, when he was telling me his intent, as he put it, 'to fight to the death'. Well, the next day, he was gone", Blinken said on CBS' "Face the Nation".

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