Wednesday, July 3, 2024

Turns Out That "Well-Meaning Elderly Man With a Bad Memory" is Said to be a Prickly Old Jerk

Some White House staffers have been forced to tiptoe around Joe Biden when briefing him on certain subjects because they want to avoid eliciting his wrath and are “scared shitless” of him, according to a lengthy report at Politico on *46's inner circle:
“It’s like, you can’t include that, that will set him off,’ or ‘Put that in, he likes that,”a senior administration official told Politico, referring to how some of the 81-year-old president’s aides feel they have to walk through a minefield before briefings to avoid him getting angry with them. 
In the past, allegations have emerged about Biden having a hair-trigger temper and reaming out aides — sometimes with profane language — when vexed by certain developments. The president’s temper has flared publicly on occasion, too, including when faced with tough questions from The Post. This article was based on interviews with more than two dozen people, most of whom were granted anonymity to speak candidly about a sensitive subject. 
“It’s a Rorschach test, not a briefing", one source says “Because he is not a pleasant person to be around when he’s being briefed. It’s very difficult, and people are scared s—less of him.” Biden “doesn’t take advice from anyone other than those few top aides, and it becomes a perfect storm because he just gets more and more isolated from their efforts to control it,” the source said. 
The White House vehemently rejected the characterizations of the president, and disputed the characterization of Biden as isolated....".


In the old fart's defense, if I had advisors who thought was a good idea to spray me burnt orange before going in front of TV cameras in a failed attempt to be presidential, was married to a woman who most of the time looks like she had her dresses made at an upholstery shop, a degenerate grifter of a son always in the media, and a blogger no one has heard of that keeps reminding people I sold my driveway by mistake, not once but twice, y'all would be scared of my ass too!

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