As President Biden continues to scrub away the stank of his “Sleepy Joe” nickname, he and his Democratic handlers have been working to conjure some new character arc for the reluctant Commander in Chief.
The latest turnabout in the character arc of the President comes from alleged White House insiders who’ve conveniently suggested that Biden is “seething” behind close doors and using colorful language.
President Joe Biden is getting more frustrated by his flailing presidency, according to another report in the establishment media.
Politico’s Jonathan Lemire cites five White House officials and Democrats close to the Biden Administration who point to “the greatest source of West Wing frustration, coming from behind the Resolute Desk.”
Biden is exasperated, the report says, that his approval ratings are below former President Donald Trump’s.
The report also notes Biden is “far more prone to salty language behind the scenes than popularly known” and “erupted” over the optics of the baby formula shortages.
And, what’s more:
The Politico report adds to other recent stories outling Biden’s flailing presidency, including an NBC report detailing a frustrated president reminding his staffers he is the president and a CNN story detailing his messaging struggles online despite a team of over 70 people dedicated to online strategy.
Those closest to Biden, including his wife Jill Biden and his sister Valerie Biden Owens, have urged White House staff to loosen up the restraints on the president and allow him to get back on the road.
Of course, there’s no telling whether or not these claims are genuine or part of a clever ruse to imbue some sort of edginess to an otherwise reluctant and recalcitrant President.