More evidence President Biden may not be up to the job.
It seems during his meeting last week with Republicans to discuss the Covid relief bill, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain was nodding disapproval at certain points during the discussion from his perch in the back of the Oval Office.
And at times during the meeting, Biden started to agree with Republicans and then pulled back. So was he getting signals from his chief of staff?
This, according to the Washington Post:
At times, Biden also seemed open to some of the Republican ideas, only to catch himself — making his ultimate goals unclear to those in the room, attendees said.
“It’s a give and take,” [Republican West Virginia Sen. Shelley Moore] Capito said. “So, he was trying to give, I think, but he would rein himself back in, in the end. But it was interesting.”
Republican senators and others briefed on the meeting said Biden’s chief of staff, Ron Klain, kept conspicuously shaking his head from his perch in the back of the Oval Office.
Klain disagreed when he thought the Republicans had their facts wrong, according to a senior administration official, or when he considered their proposals hypocritical.
If this were a Republican president, the press would be having a field day. They’d say it showed Ronald Reagan was too old, George W. Bush too dumb, or Donald Trump too uninformed to hold the meeting without help.