President Joe Biden believes he’s had it worse than President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is angry with his media coverage and is suspicious of the Secret Service – believing the Major Biden biting incident didn’t go down as said, according to a forthcoming book.
‘I think there are times when he feels that God dealt him a terrible hand – worse than FDR’s,’ White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain told author Chris Whipple for his book, The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White House.
Roosevelt was president through the Great Depression and most of World War II.
Klain opened up to Whipple about how the president gets frustrated when the media ‘invents’ crises – citing last year’s supply chain kerfuffle as an example.
‘What frustrates him is the media going into a frenzy about whether or not anyone will be able to buy a turkey for Thanksgiving and whether everyone’s Christmas presents will show up,’ Klain told the author, according to Fox News. ‘Everyone did get a turkey, and all the Christmas presents did arrive on time.’
President Joe Biden believes he’s had it worse than President Franklin Delano Roosevelt, is angry with his media coverage and is suspicious of the Secret Service, according to a new book by author Chris Whipple
Author Chris Whipple’s forthcoming Biden tome will be released on January 17
‘If there isn’t a real panic, it seems like the media invents the panic,’ Klain continued.
Since his swearing-in in January 2021, Biden has been president through a global pandemic – which created the supply chain problems – the start of a new war in Europe, 40-year high inflation, a baby formula shortage, a massive migrant surge at the southern border and more.
Still, Biden was able to get several landmark pieces of legislation across the line in his first year in office – including a large spending bill to deal with the pandemic and bipartisan infrastructure legislation.
In an interview with Whipple on December 18, 2021, Klain said Biden had ‘the most successful first year of any president ever.’
He said the media ‘invents’ panic, however, to detract from those successes.
The book, which will be released on January 17, also details how Biden has become wary of the Secret Service agents who protect him, fearing they remain loyal to former President Donald Trump.
According to The Independent, which also obtained a copy of the book, the president fears there are ‘MAGA sympathizers’ in the ranks of the Secret Service because the agency is ‘full of white ex-cops from the South who tend to be deeply conservative.’
Biden was disturbed that the agency lost droves of text messages for the period that included the January 6 Capitol attack, the author said.
‘Wary of his own Secret Service agents, the president no longer spoke freely in their presence,’ Whipple wrote.
Biden also ‘wasn’t buying the details’ when an agent claimed in March 2021 that he was bitten by the president’s rescue dog, German Shepherd Major, in the White House residence.
Major Biden, the first rescue dog to ever serve as first dog, had to be rehomed after several biting incidents at the White House. According to Whipple’s book, the president was skeptical that Major bit a Secret Service agent the way it was described
President Joe Biden poses in the Oval Office with the late Champ Biden (left) and Major Biden (right), who had to be rehomed with friends in Delaware after several biting incidents at the White House. A new book suggests the president is skeptical of at least one incident
Biden was walking a friend around the residence and pointed to where the attack allegedly occurred.
‘Look, the Secret Service are never up here. It didn’t happen,’ the president said, according to Whipple’s account.
Biden thought ‘somebody was lying … about the way the incident had gone down.’
Later that month, Major Biden – who made history by being the first rescue dog to serve as first dog – bit a National Park Service employee and had to be rehomed.
A White House spokesperson told The Independent that Whipple ‘did not give us a chance to verify the materials that are attributed here’ when asked about the claims the book made about the Secret Service.
‘We respect that there will be no shortage of books written about the administration containing a wide variety of claims,’ the spokesperson continued. ‘We don’t plan to engage in confirmations or denials when it comes to the specifics of those claims.’