Biden Says Troops Stay Until Americans Leave

President Joe Biden said U.S. troops would remain in Afghanistan until all Americans leave the country — even if it takes longer than his Aug. 31 deadline to withdraw. He added chaos was unavoidable as troops withdrew.

“If there are American citizens left, we’re going to stay to get them all out,” Biden told ABC’s George Stephanopoulos in an interview.

Biden explained that chaos in Afghanistan was unavoidable after the U.S. withdrew troops from the country. When asked by Stephanopoulos if the U.S. exit could have been handled better, Biden said no.