Source: Cassandra Fairbanks
Either the clocks in Camp David are wrong or the photo taken of Joe Biden as Kabul fell to the Taliban is several months old, according to former Fox News producer Kyle Becker.
Becker noticed the time errors and pointed them out in a tweet late on Sunday evening.
“Recent White House photos show a 3-hour time diff. b/w London & Moscow. There are a few good explanations for this. Either Camp David’s clocks are wrong or the photos are from before March 28, when London went ahead on Daylight Savings Time, but Moscow didn’t. This is *fine,*” Becker wrote.
“Also, Tehran is an hour and a half difference from Moscow currently, which is why I circled it when I was checking it out. (And yes, that half-hour difference is right; India has a time zone with a half-hour difference as well.)” Becker added.
However, Becker soon realized that Kamala Harris did not move into the Naval Observatory until April.
“Plot twist on #TimeGate. So, it looks like VP Harris didn’t move into the Naval Observatory until April. So that would mean the clocks at Camp David are wrong; or Harris was at Naval Observatory before DST kicked in; or the image is photoshopped. Weird,” Becker tweeted.
Newsweek pointed out that “another photo, uploaded by the White House on August 14, also showed the incorrect time difference between London and Moscow.”
The photo discrepancy is particularly odd as Biden has been MIA and did not address the nation as the chaos unfolded. Instead, it was reported that he will do so “in the next couple of days.”
Additionally, White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki will be taking the entire next week off.
Questions sent to Psaki are being met with an autoreply saying that she will be out of the office through August 22.
“I will be out of the office from August 15th-August 22nd,” the auto reply email being sent to reporters reads.
Afghanistan’s new de facto leader Mullah Abdul Ghani Baradar issued a victory message to his fellow Taliban on the declaration of the “Islamic Emirate of Afghanistan” on Sunday.
Mullah Baradar’s statement was given from the presidential palace in Kabul.
“We have achieved an unexpected victory,” he said. “Now is the time to test, to show how we serve our people and ensure their future in the best possible way.”