President Joe Biden reportedly has a very short fuse and a tendency to go on profanity-laced tirades at his staff, according to a report from the New York Times.
You know things are bad when even the Times has to acknowledge it.
The newspaper spoke to over two dozen current and former Biden staffers, who painted a portrait of a “president with a short fuse, who is obsessed with getting the details right – sometimes to a fault.”
The Times reports that “Avoiding Mr. Biden’s ire during one of his decision-making seminars means not only going beyond the vague talking points that he will reject, but also steering clear of responses laced with acronyms or too much policy minutiae, which will prompt an outburst of frustration, often laced with profanity.”
“Mr. Biden is gripped by a sense of urgency that leaves him prone to flares of impatience, according to numerous people who regularly interact with him,” the report continues. “The president has said he expects to run for a second term, but aides say he understands the effect on his ability to advance his agenda if Republicans regain power in Congress next year.”
They added, in no uncertain terms, that “he will often snap.”
The report says that Biden “takes days or weeks to make up his mind as he examines and second-guesses himself and others” and that 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. ”
“Three people who work closely with him said he even occasionally hangs up the phone on someone who he thinks is wasting his time. Most described Mr. Biden as having little patience for advisers who cannot field his many questions,” the NYT wrote.
The report paints a picture of an abusive boss who leaves his staff on eggshells — but hey, at least he’s not Trump. Right, liberals?