Democrats crafted a false image of Joe Biden as a lovable grandfatherly figure who, unlike Donald Trump, was kind and decent during the 2020 campaign. A new Axios report suggests that if Biden had been as into live tweeting as Trump, that perception among apolitical swing voters might have been different.
The press regularly covered Trump’s legendary temper. Biden’s public relations campaign was carried by the Democratic Party-aligned press corps without the same scrutiny given to Trump, who was portrayed as a threat to democracy. Numerous press reports discussed how Trump would rage with staffers who contradicted his opinions and the legal rationale behind his decisions.
The real Biden is an arrogant ill-tempered individual who works with fear. He told NBC Meet the Press host Tim Russert in April 2007 that he exaggerates when he’s angry and has a temper.
Axios reported from various sources about Biden’s salty language in private such as the following: “God ***** how the **** don’t you know this?!,” “Don’t ******* b*****t me!” and “Get the **** out of here!”
Former Biden campaign aide and Senate staffer Jeff Connaughton noted that Biden was an “egomaniacal autocrat … determined to manage his staff through fear.”
The real Biden is not the man shown in public. Connaughton recalled that he “hides his sharper edge to promote his folksy Uncle Joe image — which is why, when flashes of anger break through, it seems so out of public character.”
“He’s emotional; he absolutely has a temper,” a former staffer told The Washingtonian in 2009.
Joe Biden Cultivated Track Record for Dishonesty 40 Years Ago
None of this is a mere product of Biden’s apparent cognitive decline. It’s who Joe Biden is. The media noted in the 1980s that Biden was not the “decent” individual his handlers convinced 81 million voters he was in 2020.
Anyone who followed Biden’s ill-fated 1988 campaign watched as his arrogance and tendency to cheat caused him to drop out of the race. Biden, who was 44 at the time, was caught plagiarizing a speech by then-British Labour leader Neil Kinnock and exaggerating his law school performance.
“I think I have a much higher IQ than you do. I went to law school on a full academic scholarship, the only one in my class to have a full academic scholarship,” Biden said when asked by a reporter about his law school record in 1987. “I would be delighted to sit down and compare my IQ to yours.”
This is nothing new.
The trouble is the press back then looked into Biden’s record and found he lied. Not only that, Biden plagiarized parts of a 1965 law school paper
Biden’s Indecent Treatment of His Granddaughter
Biden likes talking about his “six grandchildren”; however, criticism is coming his way from voices as diverse as New York Times columnist Maureen Dowd on the Left to numerous Fox News hosts on the right about his disowning of his granddaughter Navy Joan Roberts. Little Navy was proven to be Hunter Biden’s offspring in a court-ordered paternity test in 2019.
Instead of embracing the four-year-old, he has chosen to disown her.
“What the Navy story reveals is how dated and inauthentic the 80-year-old president’s view of family is,” Dowd wrote. “The president’s cold shoulder — and heart — is counter to every message he has sent for decades, and it’s out of sync with the America he wants to continue to lead.”
John Rossomando is a defense and counterterrorism analyst and served as Senior Analyst for Counterterrorism at The Investigative Project on Terrorism for eight years. His work has been featured in numerous publications such as The American Thinker, The National Interest, National Review Online, Daily Wire, Red Alert Politics, CNSNews.com, The Daily Caller, Human Events, Newsmax, The American Spectator, TownHall.com, and Crisis Magazine. He also served as senior managing editor of The Bulletin, a 100,000-circulation daily newspaper in Philadelphia, and received the Pennsylvania Associated Press Managing Editors first-place award for his reporting.