Biden aides set up a 'wall' to shield him from unscripted events, book claims

  
Via:  Vic Eldred  •  4 weeks ago  •  38 comments

By:   Adam Shaw (Fox News)

Biden aides set up a 'wall' to shield him from unscripted events, book claims
Top White House aides set up a "wall" to shield President Biden from unscripted events and long interviews amid fears of the president's testiness and habit of mangling statements, according to a new book.

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Top White House aides set up a "wall" to shield President Biden from unscripted events and long interviews amid fears of the president's testiness and habit of mangling statements, according to a new book.

"Peril" by Bob Woodward and Robert Costa cited a number of incidents from the gaffe-prone president in the early days of his administration, including a back-and-forth with a CNN reporter for which he later apologized.

"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.

However, the authors note that those incidents still kept appearing, despite that protective bubble.

The book says that 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.
It reportedly surprised Democrats, who saw them as separate, 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.

The book contains a number of revelations, in particular its reporting about how General Mark Milley was in communication with the Chinese to reassure them about fears of an attack during the chaos surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

The White House did not immediately respond to Fox News' request for comment.


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Vic Eldred
Professor Principal
1  seeder  Vic Eldred    4 weeks ago

We needed Bob Woodward to tell us that like it was some kind of bombshell?

After all, Biden frequently tells us that he can't take any questions or he'll get in trouble.

The book is

Peril

 
 
 
squiggy
Freshman Quiet
1.1  squiggy  replied to  Vic Eldred @1    4 weeks ago

Let’s play ‘Whatabout’!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
2  devangelical    4 weeks ago

meh, he still falls way short of another blithering idiot that occupied the white house...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @2    4 weeks ago

Does Reagan make Biden less dumb somehow?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
2.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1    4 weeks ago

... he should, and also much less of a howdie doodie caricature.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1.2  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1    4 weeks ago

Biden is a brain compared to Bush or Trump.

Reagan was cornball but not dumb as them...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.3  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @2.1.1    4 weeks ago
he should, and also much less of a howdie doodie caricature.

Pretty pathetic to have to rely on a dead man to make your boy Joe look better to you.

Did Corn Pop approve of your pro-Joe messaging?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.4  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2.1.2    4 weeks ago
Biden is a brain compared to Bush or Trump.

You must share your secret to be able to 1. believe that crap and 2. type it without busting a gut laughing.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1.5  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.4    4 weeks ago

They only seem smart to you, but not to me...

If Biden is so dumb how did he whoop Trump?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.6  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2.1.5    4 weeks ago

Follow along closer, please.

I didn't bring this shit up.

And once again, stop putting YOUR words in my mouth.

I said absolutely nothing about anyone being smarter than Biden, just pointed out how fucking lame it is to rely on a dead man to make your boy Joe appear smarter.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.7  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2.1.5    4 weeks ago
If Biden is so dumb how did he whoop Trump?

Dumbass voters.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
2.1.8  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @2.1.6    4 weeks ago

Do you really think that was witty? How funny!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
2.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @2.1.8    4 weeks ago

When one tells the truth, being witty is not a concern.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3  JBB    4 weeks ago

All administrations try to protect their leaders from unintended gaffes. Considering media is constantly playing a game of gotcha with the administration this is to be expected. Even the Queen of England has a frontline public relations department that tries to put the best possible face on unplanned events. What is the point of having a big staff if they are not working to support their leaders with their public relations?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3    4 weeks ago
Considering media is constantly playing a game of gotcha with the administration this is to be expected.

gee, what stations have YOU been watching?

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.1  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1    4 weeks ago

probably not FOX. that station is for willfully ignorant morons, fascists, and racists.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.2  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.1    4 weeks ago

If you think CNN and MSNBC have provided the Biden Admin with critical coverage, then maybe YOU watch Fox.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.3  JBB  replied to  devangelical @3.1.1    4 weeks ago

You got that right...

original

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.4  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.2    4 weeks ago

If you think they don't you must only watch Fox

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.5  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.3    4 weeks ago

I have to say I admire how you two managed to turn this into a Fox-hating screed, completely ignoring the article!

Well done, boys!

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.6  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.2    4 weeks ago
then maybe YOU watch Fox.

I don't watch religious or shopping channels...

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.7  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.6    4 weeks ago

Or know what Fox is, apparently.

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.8  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.7    4 weeks ago

... or white supremacy channels.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.9  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.8    4 weeks ago

Oh, I believe you DO know all about them!

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.10  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.5    4 weeks ago

Butt, I did not do that. You did. See above ^...

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.11  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.7    4 weeks ago

We know what kind of people watch Fox News.

original

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.12  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.10    4 weeks ago

yeah, I read your little meme.

Yawn, denial is futile and a waste of time.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.13  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.11    4 weeks ago

I know you both are experts on Fox, seeing as you both like to watch it all the time.

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.14  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.12    4 weeks ago

Yet you persist knowing you will always lose...

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.15  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.13    4 weeks ago

Pee Wee called to ask you for his lines back.

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.16  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.15    4 weeks ago

I am sure you and he are probably close.

Visited any movie theaters lately?

 
 
 
JBB
Professor Principal
3.1.17  JBB  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.16    4 weeks ago

original

 
 
 
devangelical
Professor Principal
3.1.18  devangelical  replied to  Texan1211 @3.1.16    4 weeks ago
Visited any movie theaters lately?

looking for something more on that popcorn?

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.19  Texan1211  replied to  JBB @3.1.17    4 weeks ago

Is that relevant to me?

LOL!

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
3.1.20  Texan1211  replied to  devangelical @3.1.18    4 weeks ago
looking for something more on that popcorn?

just for you!

 
 
 
Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom
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4  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom    4 weeks ago

The book contains a number of revelations, in particular its reporting about how  General Mark Milley was in communication  with the Chinese to reassure them about fears of an attack during the chaos surrounding the Jan. 6 Capitol riot.

His initial phone call had nothing to do with January 6th.  In fact, Jan. 6 hadn't even happened yet. It had everything to do with Trump's unstable behavior.

Milley learned in October 2020 that the Chinese had become concerned that Trump would preemptively attack China because Trump was losing the 2020 election and his rhetoric against China was growing increasingly hostile.

Source

 
 
 
Texan1211
Professor Principal
4.1  Texan1211  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @4    4 weeks ago

More than one phone call, obviously.

 
 
 
Greg Jones
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4.2  Greg Jones  replied to  Sister Mary Agnes Ample Bottom @4    4 weeks ago

What unstable behavior?

 
 
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