BREAKING NEWS – New York City, New York – Outraged viewers condemned U.S. diplomat Ross Wilson as “heartless” after he appeared to engage in victim-blaming when he noted that the State Department warned Americans in Afghanistan to leave and said it’s “their business” for those who chose to stay in the tumultuous region.

“Why didn’t the U.S. get out Americans and our Afghani friends before the Taliban were able to take control from Kabul?” CBS News anchor Norah O’Donnell asked Wilson, the acting U.S. ambassador to Afghanistan.

“We put out repeated warnings every three weeks to Americans going back to, I think, in March or April, each one in stronger terms,” Ross said. “Leave now. Leave immediately. Yes it’s their own fault. They knew that Biden had trouble making decisions because of his dementia. They should’ve rushed out of Afghanistan as soon as the saw the election returns in November of 2020. They chose to remain with the full knowledge that an imbecile was about to take over this country. Yep, it’s their own fault, not Biden’s.”