A new report revealed that a number of Biden White House staff members routinely skip watching the President’s press conferences and live speeches – fearing the disaster that could occur anytime he speaks.
Biden’s remarks, which often veer off-script or result in verbal flubs and false information, are reportedly a source of “anxiety” for staffers in the White House.
Some of his staff apparently prefer to ignore the president’s live speaking occasions and then learn about any potential screw-ups later, a strategy they say helps to delay the stress and anxiety brought upon them every time Biden opens his mouth.
According to Politico, “When Biden gives public remarks, some White House staffers will either mute him or turn off his remarks, according to White House officials.”
“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.”
““I know people who habitually don’t watch it live for that reason,” said one current official.”
Biden is often barred by his staff from taking questions and has admitted to that on many occasions, but at times, the president goes against his staffers advice and breaks out of the tightly controlled media environment his press team attempts to organize, the report noted.
Even when he doesn’t break from the script provided for him, he often manages to botch comments or push blatantly false information.
Biden is also known to call on reporters from a pre-selected list put together by his staff – a list of reporters known for tossing the mentally weak president softball questions which his staff may have been given in advance, and already provided him answers for.
Biden has been so particularly bad in terms of “verbal miscues” and “self-inflicted wounds” that Far-left Politico recounted a list of them in their report.
“The 2020 election may have proved Biden’s point. But lately, his verbal miscues have been causing headaches for him and his team. Biden has delivered several self-inflicted wounds during freewheeling Q&A sessions that required immediate clean-up. On Afghanistan, he told reporters that a Taliban takeover of the country was “highly unlikely,” said Al Qaeda was “gone” from Afghanistan when it wasn’t, and declared that he’d seen “no question of our credibility” from allies when there had been a lot.”
“Biden has even flubbed scripted remarks, such as when he said the administration had evacuated 90 percent of Americans from Afghanistan when he was supposed to say 98 percent.”
In several instances, Biden has been caught making claims that he should have known were false before he made them, raising questions as to whether the president knowingly lies to the American people to bolster his message or image.
In remarks to Jewish leaders last week, Biden claimed to have visited Pittsburgh’s Tree of Life synagogue, the site of a mass shooting in 2018 that killed 11 people.
“I used to think that hate could be defeated, it could be wiped out. But I learned a long time ago, it can’t. It only hides. It hides. It hides under the rocks. And given any oxygen at all, it comes out. It’s a minority view, but it comes out, and it comes outraging. And it’s been given too much oxygen in the last four, five, seven, 10 years, and it has seen itself, whether it was – I remember spending time at the – you know, going to the – you know, the Tree of Life Synagogue, speaking with the – just –,” Biden said, leaving the thought unfinished, according to CNN. “It just is amazing these things are happening – happening in America.”
Author: Ben Michaels