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White House woes: New book details ‘tension’ between Biden and Harris

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Apparently, Vice President Kamala Harris’ husband has been whining about his wife’s official policy assignments, annoying President Joe Biden. The revelation is just one of many examples of “tension” in the Biden White House.

Politico released excerpts from author Chris Whipple’s upcoming book “The Fight of His Life.” Whipple told Politico he was given “extensive access to Biden administration officials while writing the book,” which gave him an inside look into the administration’s squabbles.

Whipple wrote that Biden confided in a friend that he believed Kamala Harris as vice president was “a work in progress.” Whipple did tell Politico, however, that tensions have not been as high in the administration’s second year.

“Word got back to [Biden] that second gentleman DOUGLAS EMHOFF had been complaining about Harris’ policy portfolio — which her allies felt was hurting her politically.”

“Biden was annoyed” when he found out about this, wrote author Chris Whipple who added Biden felt “He hadn’t asked Harris to do anything he hadn’t done as vice president — and she’d begged him for the voting rights assignment.”

Additionally, a senior White House adviser blamed Harris’ stumbling on advice given to her by her inner circle. The adviser expressed “[Harris’] inner circle didn’t serve her well in the presidential campaign — and they are ill-serving her now.”

Fox News reports of the book:

Whipple’s work features other moments of tension and frustration in the Biden White House, like those surrounding Biden’s catastrophic withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan in 2021. Politico wrote, “The book captures [White House Chief of Staff Ron] Klain’s anger at the public and private critiques of Biden’s withdrawal from Afghanistan by LEON PANETTA, the former chief of staff to BILL CLINTON who also served as CIA director and defense secretary under BARACK OBAMA.”

It also details the letter former President Trump left Biden “before leaving the Oval Office.” Politico wrote, “Biden’s reaction? ‘That was very gracious and generous… Shockingly gracious.’”

White House spokesperson Robyn Patterson declined to comment on the veracity of the claims in the book beyond saying, “We don’t plan to engage in confirmations or denials when it comes to the specifics of those claims. The author did not give us a chance to verify the materials that are attributed here.”

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