‘Dementia Joe’ Strikes Again: Forgets Entire Question; Forgets Name of FEMA Director During Emergency Brief


The New York Post really missed an opportunity with its front-page headline for President Joe Biden’s Friday media briefing on Afghanistan. During the news conference, Biden promised that the United States is “going to do everything, everything we can to provide safe evacuation” to any U.S. citizen who wanted to come home from the Taliban-controlled country, according to a Rev.com transcript of the event. All the while, however, he fumbled questions — particularly on whether Americans could make it to Kabul’s Hamid Karzai International Airport — and provided no reasonable explanation about how this “safe evacuation” was going to happen. The Post, known for its pithy headlines, went with this as its front-page take on Saturday: “Dumkirk.” That’s pretty good, but this was an opportunity ripe for a callback to the paper’s most famous headline, “Headless Body in Topless Bar.” How about “Mindless President in Headless Administration?” One supposes that’s less specific than “Dumkirk,” particularly when you’re dealing with mass evacuations (the Post headline writer was alluding, of course, to the famous extrication of British and allied soldiers from Dunkirk, France, in 1940).

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