Trust and confidence in a President go hand in hand. Americans cherish honesty and trustworthiness in their President.
That's why President Biden, in his inauguration address in January, promised Americans, "My fellow Americans, I close today where I began, with the sacred oath before God and all of you, I give you my word. I will always level with you."
Americans are divided evenly on whether President Biden inspires confidence in American leadership; 47 percent believe he does, while another 47 percent believe he does not. The numbers are from a Golden/TIPP Poll of 1,300 Americans from early September.
However, the events of September 28 have shaken Americans' confidence in their President.
Gen. Mark Milley, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and Gen. Frank McKenzie, commander of U.S. Central Command, testified before Senate Armed Services Committee on said day.
The two four-star generals contradicted President Biden's previous statements on whether they had advised maintaining a skeleton force of 2,500 troops in Afghanistan.
Now, the issue Americans face is this: Should you trust two four-star generals or the President?
On August 18, President Biden spoke to ABC News's George Stephanopoulos for the primary purpose of damage control. In that interview, he denied at least three times that no one advised him to keep 2,500 troops in Afghanistan.
Here's the conversation between Stephanopoulos and President Biden.