A new book about President Joe Biden makes some alarming claims about the former vice president’s behavior behind the scenes, specifically on the campaign trail.
Biden takes pride in coming off as a quiet, likable and gentle man but it appears that his behavior when the cameras are off is much different.
According to the new book, Biden has a tendency to yell at campaign staffers.
Check out what The Washington Free Beacon reports:
UNSTABLE NON-GENIUS: Biden Aides Feared ‘Cranky’ Candidate’s ‘Epic Tongue-Lashings,’ Book Finds
A new book on the 2020 election raises serious questions about President Joe Biden’s temperament, citing the “cranky” septuagenarian’s “willingness to unleash” his fiery temper, especially at the expense of young staffers who dared to speak their minds.
“Biden’s temper, and his willingness to unleash it in small group settings, was one reason the people closest to him often avoided pushing him too hard to change his ways or take a particular course of action,” write journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes in Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency.
Biden’s so-called Irish temper, a term the president himself often uses despite its racially charged nature, tended to erupt at younger aides. Greg Schultz and Kate Bedingfield, both in their thirties, were “most likely to get their ears boxed for pushing back on Biden’s ideas,” the authors write. When he wasn’t screaming at them, Biden “had a tendency to talk down” to the “delicate” youngsters.
The authors of the book explained how during a 2019 meeting, Biden became “visibly irritated” and “hollered at” and “unloaded on Schultz,” after he ironically told Biden to “adjust his tone with younger voters.”
“Ultimately, Biden made his own decisions, and got cranky when they were made for him,” the authors explained. “Nobody wants to suffer one of his epic tongue-lashings.” The candidate “didn’t like to be questioned,” which is why even his senior aides “conspicuously avoided confrontation” in fear of Biden’s rage.
The Free Beacon continues:
Biden’s volatile temper almost got the best of him, the authors report, during a July 2019 primary debate, when his future running mate, Kamala Harris, attacked him for befriending racist senators and promoting racist legislation. Biden was “pissed” and “steaming inside” following Harris’s broadside, which would prove to be the high-water mark of her presidential campaign. During a commercial break, a seething Biden turned to his podium neighbor Pete Buttigieg and stammered, “This is just a bunch of bullshit!”
Lucky also contains new details about Biden’s tumultuous relationship with former president Barack Obama, who was “enamored with” failed candidate Beto O’Rourke in the early stages of the 2020 primary but skeptical of Biden’s ability to win. The New York Times previously reported that Obama had warned fellow Democrats not to “underestimate Joe’s ability to fuck things up.”
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