In an extraordinary article published on Sunday by the New York Times, a trio of investigative reporters reveal what life is really like inside the Biden White House, alleging the president is slow to make decisions and is given to outbursts of frustration, “often laced with profanity.” “He will,” they wrote, “often snap.”
Based on more than two dozen interviews with current and former Biden associates, the reporters learned that staffers spend an inordinate amount of time preparing Biden for public appearances: “His aides say it takes a lot of behind-the-scenes work to prepare him to project an assured demeanor.”
Additionally, Biden reportedly has “little patience with staffers,” wrote the authors, being increasingly “quick to cut off conversations” and “even occasionally hangs up the phone on someone who he thinks is wasting his time.” He is also “quick to demonstrate his displeasure” with those who cannot answer his questions.
According to the article, Biden’s staff schedules 15-minute breaks between his daily appointments, apparently because he becomes exhausted quickly, despite a light daily schedule. He typically arrives in the Oval Office around 9:30 in the morning and usually is back in his residence by 7:00 pm.
The authors added:
On policy issues, Mr. Biden, 78, takes days or weeks to make up his mind as he examines and second-guesses himself and others. 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.
Each of these examples is a telltale sign of dementia, perhaps leading to Alzheimer’s disease.