Joe Biden often thinks he’s his own best messenger. Many people in his own White House don’t always agree. That’s surprising, isn’t it?
When Biden gives public remarks, some White House staffers will either mute him or turn off his remarks, according to White House officials based on Politico reports.
It’s not that they’re indifferent to what their boss has to say. Indeed, their livelihoods are directly invested in it. Rather, they’re filled with anxiety that he’s going to take questions from the press and veer off the West Wing’s carefully orchestrated messaging.
An official share his opinion with the news outlet, “I know people who habitually don’t watch it live for that reason, I’m not supposed to take any questions, but go ahead.”
Recently this year, Biden misspoke in saying he had come to the Senate 120 years ago. More recently, he said that 90% of Americans who wanted to leave Afghanistan had gotten out. The White House later clarified that the figure was 98%.
But no one argues how Biden’s verbal stumbles, especially those related to Afghanistan, are coming under particular scrutiny as his administration faces multiple foreign and domestic crises, which have it contending with the first-year summer slump that’s befallen many administrations.
That is a pure indication that Biden’s actions are already coming back to him now. Even his own staff in the White House are disagreeing with what he says.
Somebody call Biden and tell him to step down in shame.