(Tony Sifert, Headline USA) The cracks are starting to appear in Sleepy Joe Biden’s usually leak-proof White House, as the president attempts to deal with historically high inflation and historically low approval ratings.
More than two dozen Democrat staffers, many of them currently employed in the White House, spoke anonymously to NBC about how “Biden’s angst” is exacerbating the civil war within the president’s party and making things easier for Republicans as midterms approach.
Biden is said to be “mystified” by his low approval ratings, “annoyed” at his low-information image, and “unhappy” at the way staffers continually edit his extemporaneous comments to the press.
The famously incoherent president is particularly frustrated that his aides have been “stifling” the “plain-speaking persona that has long been one of his most potent assets,” NBC reported.
In a rare moment of lucidity, Biden accused staffers of running “clean-up campaigns” after his speeches and remarks — most prominently after Biden concluded a March 26 speech in Poland with the warmongering demand that Russian President Vladimir Putin “cannot remain in power.”
Aides immediately rushed to the press to claim that the president “was not discussing regime change.”
Such editing, according to the president, “smothers the authenticity that fueled his rise” and “feeds a Republican talking point that he’s not fully in command.”
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As long-term allies like Rep. James Clyburn, D-S.C., throw up their hands, Biden appears to be planning “to shake up the West Wing staff,” NBC reported.
“I don’t know what’s required here,” Clyburn said. “But I do know the poll numbers have been stuck where they are for far too long.”
The word on the street is that the universally despised White House chief of staff, Ron Klain, will be out the door after the midterms.
“Multiple people close to the White House said they’ve heard that chief of staff Ron Klain will depart at some point after the midterms, and one has heard him discuss leaving,” NBC reported.