All Hell Breaks Loose At White House – Biden Staff Goes Public

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In the aftermath of President Joe Biden’s abysmal debate performance, certain members of the administration are expressing their discontent through anonymous channels in the media. They are likening the tumultuous work environment to the well-known comedy film “Weekend at Bernie’s,” which revolves around a family’s attempt to feign their deceased uncle’s vitality during a weekend retreat.

Axios obtained exclusive information from the staffers, who provided frank evaluations of their boss’s prospects in the upcoming November election and identified the mistakes made by his key advisors. “Everyone is miserable, and senior advisers are a total black hole,” a White House official told the outlet. “Even if you’re trying to focus on work, nothing is going to break through or get any acknowledgment” from bosses. A high-ranking official at the Democratic National Committee added, “The only thing that can really allay concerns is for the president to demonstrate that he’s capable of running this campaign.”

“Everything else feels like ‘Weekend at Bernie’s’ by his inner circle to prop him up,” the person added.

The criticism revolves around the notion that key advisors, such as Deputy Chief of Staff Annie Tomasini, the first lady’s top adviser Anthony Bernal, and longtime aide Ashley Williams, created a shielded environment around the president when he should have been open to a diverse range of opinions on how to address the situation. According to some individuals who spoke with Axios, they reported witnessing or hearing the trio intervening when the president experienced cognitive lapses, by reminding him about individuals he has been acquainted with for a long time.

One former Biden aide told Axios: “Annie, Ashley and Anthony create a protective bubble around POTUS. He’s staffed so closely that he’s lost all independence. POTUS relies on staff to nudge him with reminders of who he’s meeting, including former staffers and advisers who Biden should easily remember without a reminder from Annie.”

White House spokesman Andrew Bates rejected the concerns as “anonymous sniping,” asserting that it is customary for presidents to depend on a select group of trusted advisors. “These are standard processes for any White House, regardless of president or party. The claims about these individuals — whose professionalism and character are respected across the administration — are inaccurate.”

“This is a team with experience keeping the faith as we helped earn the strongest record in modern history, and our focus is not on anonymous sniping,” Bates added.

Despite the increasing number of sitting members of Congress and influential Democrats urging Biden to withdraw from his campaign, the president’s team has enlisted supporters who promote the idea that he has a solid track record to campaign on, and that a single debate performance should not be seen as a decisive factor. “90 minutes doesn’t define a presidency. President Biden has given us 3½ years of extraordinary accomplishments and he made clear to every Democratic staffer who’s working to get him re-elected that he’s all in for four more,” DNC Executive Director Sam Cornale said in a statement to the outlet.

Campaign spokesperson Kevin Munoz added that “there’s an immense sense of pride across our office.”

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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