President Joe Biden was always known for his lack of tact and frequent gaffes. Now a bombshell report revealed that his blue-collar everyman persona may have a darker side.
Biden sometimes launches into profanity-laced rants at his underlings and requires detailed deliberations and endless discussion before making decisions, Breitbart reported. This revelation came from a New York Times piece that exposed the flawed and feeble ways of the commander in chief.
Even the Times, which is often overly friendly to Democratic politicians, described how his advisors have to walk on eggshells to deflect his anger. Biden apparently demands detailed explanations and information on decisions he’s mulling, but he is also prone to frustration when those explanations are too complicated.
“On policy issues, Mr. Biden, 78, takes days or weeks to make up his mind as he examines and second-guesses himself and others,” the Times described the process. “It is a method of governing that can feel at odds with the urgency of a country still reeling from a pandemic and an economy struggling to recover.”
The outlet excused Biden’s temper, explaining he was “gripped by a sense of urgency that leaves him prone to flares of impatience.” The Times was also quick to point out that he “never erupts into fits of rage the way President Donald J. Trump did. And the current president rarely exhibits the smoldering anger or sense of deep disappointment that advisers to Mr. Obama became familiar with.”
Still, those around Biden have reportedly had to adjust to his volatility. “You become so hyper prepared,” former Biden speechwriter Dylan Loewe told Gray Lady. “‘I’ve got to answer every conceivable question he can come up with.”
There have been many questions about Biden’s cognitive health given his advanced age and tendency to have trouble speaking clearly and staying on message, even with a teleprompter. If he is suffering from dementia as some have speculated, the confusion, rage, and frequent outbursts would fit into the pattern.
Whatever the explanation for it, these troubling facts indicate Biden is not a very effective leader if he can’t make a decision without endless debates and several opinions. The problem is only compounded by the additional reports of his troubling behavior towards his aides and others.