Several insider reports regarding the White House’s inner workings have surfaced in recent days. Naturally, none of them has presented a favorable image.
The story of Joe Biden and his staff bickering leaked on Wednesday, raising the obvious issue of who is in charge. The president’s managers were continuously coming behind him to modify his words, according to one allegation. Another focused on Biden’s ignorance of the myriad, usually self-inflicted issues that have dogged his presidency.
That’s between pointing fingers at each other to determine who is to blame. They have the same internal meetings over and over, claiming that they must rethink their whole approach to how they use Biden, only to see little change.
Older aides reject younger aides as overly wrapped up in tweet-by-tweet thinking, which they claim cost everyone else the 2020 election. Younger aides quit.
The age gap between the younger and older employees is striking. Biden has long been surrounded by a group of loyalists, including current Chief of Staff Ron Klain, who have always told him what he wants to hear. They’ve also become exceedingly domineering throughout the years. Those who joined the administration to round up its ranks have been repeatedly shot down, while the older generation of Biden apparatchiks continues to run things the same way they always have.
At the center is a president who is still adjusting to his new role. The country is tearing itself apart, pandemic infections continue to spread, inflation continues to rise, and Biden can’t see a way to address all of this while also being the looser, happier, more sympathetic, lovingly Onion-parody inspiring, aviator-wearing, vanilla chip cone-licking guy an image that helped him get elected in the first place.