There’s a new book out and people are leaking on Joe Biden and his administration already. People often forget that Barack Obama was notoriously tough on leakers, some say even tougher than the Trump administration was.
So it is not a surprise that Biden and his team are also fighting the leakers in DC, a battle they will lose in the end like all administrations.
Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes, two veteran DC reporters got plenty of bombshell leaks from behind the scenes of the 2020 election and put them all in their new book, ‘Lucky: How Joe Biden Barely Won the Presidency.’
‘They have some fresh insight into the complicated relationship between Obama and Biden, mainly that Obama was not sold on Biden’s candidacy and was “enamored with” failed candidate Beto O’Rourke.
They also reveal that Biden has a temper and would lash out and get cranky at staffers especially the younger ones.
“Biden’s temper, and his willingness to unleash it in small group settings, was one reason the people closest to him often avoided pushing him too hard to change his ways or take a particular course of action,” the book claims.
Biden also “had a tendency to talk down” to “delicate” staffers like Greg Schultz and Kate Bedingfield or verbally berate them. Those two, the authors write, were “most likely to get their ears boxed for pushing back on Biden’s ideas.”
“Ultimately, Biden made his own decisions and got cranky when they were made for him,” the book claims.
“Nobody wants to suffer one of his epic tongue-lashings.” the authors wrote.
The book also complicates the already weird relationship between Biden and his Vice President Kamala Harris.
There were many rumors floating around that Biden was furious with Kamala for calling him out at the debate.
The authors confirm the reports and say Biden was “pissed” and “steaming inside.”
He was so angry that during a commercial break, Biden turned to Pete Buttigieg and lashed out at Harris’s stunt saying: “This is just a bunch of bullshit.”
Here is more on the book:
In Lucky, #1 New York Times bestselling authors Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes brilliantly detail the remarkable string of chance events that saved him, from the botched Iowa caucus tally that concealed his terrible result, to the pandemic lockdown that kept him off the stump, where he was often at his worst.
More powerfully, Lucky unfolds the pitched struggle within Biden’s general election campaign to downplay the very issues that many Democrats believed would drive voters to the polls, especially in the wake of Trump’s response to nationwide protests following the murder of George Floyd.
Even Biden’s victory did not salve his party’s wounds; instead, it revealed a surprising, complicated portrait of American voters and crushed Democrats’ belief in the inevitability of a blue wave.
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A thrilling masterpiece of political reporting, Lucky is essential reading for understanding the most important election in American history and the future that will come of it.