On the heels of the Hur report, laying out memory problems so severe that Joe Biden had trouble remembering the dates when he was vice president or the year his son died, here’s another very unhelpful story.
It was Jan 19, 2022. President Biden and top aides were gathered in the Treaty Room, the president’s study in the executive residence, after a press conference that ran nearly two hours. He made several factual errors.
Suddenly, the group saw Jill Biden in the doorway…
“She had watched the news conference, and the look on her face told everyone in the room — from the president on down — that they had some explaining to do.”
“Why didn’t anyone stop that?” she demanded.
“Everyone stayed silent, looking at one another, and then at her, and back to one another. That included the most powerful man in the world. Her husband essentially played along, not offering an answer, even though aides had slipped him a card suggesting he end the press conference.”
“Where were you guys?” the first lady asked the aides. “Where was the person who was going to end the press conference?”
The excerpt comes from a book about First Ladies by a New York Times reporter.
Jill Biden wasn’t yelling at her husband, but at his aides whom she tasks with keeping him in check. The president is supposed to be the most powerful man in the world, and he’s clearly anything but.
Jill expects his aides to control Joe Biden. And without that, she ends up in control.
It’s widely known within the inner circle that Joe Biden is not all there and scenes like this demonstrate it, but also no one is willing to publicly talk about it.