If you have been watching Joe Biden for the past few months, it’s likely crossed your mind — as it has mine — that he’s being protected from the media and closely guarded by his handlers.
A new report from Fox News proves it’s all true.
The report details several anecdotes from a new book, Peril, by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa:
“That side of Biden — his tendency to at times be testy or mangle statements — was still with him and now part of his presidency,” the book says.
In turn, a number of Biden aides told the reporters that Chief of Staff Ronald Klain and then-White House advisor Anita Dunn worked to prevent such incidents by keeping him away from “unscripted events or long interviews.”
“They called the effect ‘the wall,’ a cocooning of the president,” they wrote.
“The White House had to go into damage control mode after Biden announced he had struck a major bipartisan infrastructure deal, but then said it was contingent on a more liberal spending package being passed,” reports Fox News.
“It reportedly surprised Democrats, who saw them as separate,” Fox added, “and angered Republicans who were unhappy about the caveat. It led to officials working the phones to repair the damage, and Biden issuing a lengthy statement to clarify his position.”
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