The top aides run the White House in an insular, top-heavy way and maintain distance from the lower-level aides, they told Politico. “No new friends in Biden world,” is apparently how they describe it.
But it gets worse. The aides say that they were only allowed to participate in the White House’s Independence Day party if they volunteered like indentured servants. “Most White House staff could only attend if they worked as unpaid volunteers staffing the event, per an email from White House operations sent at the time and shared with us,” according to Politico. Things were slightly better for Thanksgiving when attendance was reportedly doled out based on a lottery system. In this instance, some aides got to attend without having to roll up their sleeves. But the keyword there is some.
“The White House also used a lottery to dole out time slots for holidays tours this week, setting aside three days when staffers could bring their family members to see the building’s elaborate Christmas décor.” This made them angry.
In fairness to the Biden administration, many note this is how Democrats have always operated — by seeming to treat their allies and those who are useful to them well and everybody else — the commoners, per se — like trash. “People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment. It’s not a healthy environment, and people often feel mistreated. It’s not a place where people feel supported but a place where people feel treated like s–t,” one source told the outlet.