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Joe Biden had a slow adjustment to the White House, according to new book
The new book by journalists Bob Woodward and Robert Costa also details the first few months of US President Joe Biden’s term as the new Commander-in-Chief. According to the book, Biden supposedly had a slow adjustment to life in the White House while he and his aides struggle with the overshadowing legacy of his predecessor.
The book by Woodward and Costa, titled “Peril,” revealed that Biden had a slow adjustment to living in the White House and even referred to the place as “the tomb.” Biden did not find the White House residential area to be as relaxing as his home in Delaware, where he would prefer to be spending time with his grandchildren. The US leader’s chief of staff Ron Klain is also quoted as telling others that “Being upstairs in the White House feels like you’re staying at someone else’s house.”
Aside from struggling with the adjustments in the White House, Biden and his aides also had to deal with his predecessor Donald Trump’s shadow in the executive residence. According to the book, in private, Biden hated uttering his name while aides avoided mentioning the twice-impeached former president altogether.
“Trump’s existence permeated the White House, even the residence. One night, Biden wandered into a room where a huge video screen covered the wall. To relax, Trump used to upload programs to virtually play the world’s most famous golf courses,” Woodward and Costa wrote. “‘What a f*****g a**h***,’ Biden once said as he surveyed the former president’s toys.”
Meanwhile, several progressive groups are launching a $2 million pressure campaign to persuade the Republican lawmakers in key states that are up for reelection in 2022 to support Biden’s agenda. The campaign is led by Tax March, the organizations would be staging protests and running advertisements against GOP Representatives in states like Ohio and Wisconsin. The groups are planning to highlight the popular bipartisan public support of Biden’s key initiatives.
A poll by Navigator Research that was held back in August showed that economic aspects of Biden’s agenda have a considerable amount of support from both Republicans and independent voters. Surveying 1,002 registered voters all over the country, the poll showed that 47 percent of Republicans and 67 percent of independents back many of Biden’s policies.