President Joe Biden’s staffers are coming clean as they get ready to abandon ship. The staffers are spilling the beans about how bad it really is behind the scenes because they are not happy with Biden and his leadership team.
The staffers complained of ‘low morale’ and said to expect ‘higher than usual turnover’ next year with so many eyeing the exits. Some staffers blame the ‘insular, top-heavy White House of longtime Biden aides’ and the fact that there are ‘no new friends in Biden world’ for the debacle.
Other staffers are more direct and say the problem is simply ‘poor management.’ The staffers were granted anonymity by Politico to protect them from any possible backlash. But what they said is not good for Biden.
“A lot of the natural coordination that happens in a typically functioning White House has been lost, and there has been no proactive effort to make up for it through intentional team building,” said one White House official.
“No one expects business as usual during the pandemic, but it’s beyond demoralizing, it’s insulting — especially when you see DNC and Hill staff and other D.C. types get invited,” said a White House official before adding:
“Many colleagues have brought this up to me unprompted. And I’ve had D.C. friends ask me if I wanted to grab coffee after they attended.
“Meanwhile, we work here, and most of us haven’t worked here before or stepped foot into the White House.”
“It’s also hypocritical and ironic that a President whose brand is built on empathy and family has staff policies that fly in the face of that brand. It’s not a good look and it’s emblematic of how this place runs,” a staffer said.
Politico reported: “The small perks of working in the White House, like the chance to take part in holiday parties and ceremonies, have also been in short supply.
“For the White House’s Independence Day party, most White House staff could only attend if they worked as unpaid volunteers staffing the event, per an email from White House operations sent at the time and shared with us.
“For the Thanksgiving turkey pardoning and the Christmas tree lighting, attendance was doled out via a lottery system, leaving out many White House aides.”
Loved the use of “DC Randos” – White House staffers said it's 'beyond demoralizing' to see 'DC Randos' touring the West Wing before those who work with the Biden administration, a new report says https://t.co/54oApUdVMk— Jon Najarian (@jonnajarian) December 23, 2021
Biden’s staffers at the White House are eying the exits, citing dissatisfaction with the president and his staff’s leadership. https://t.co/1n7XBoWFHZ— Breitbart News (@BreitbartNews) December 23, 2021