[Ed. – Things aren’t much better when he stays on message but stumbles over what he is reading.]
Working for Biden, especially in the White House communications office, can’t be easy. With accusations that he’s suffering from diminished capacities and prefers to hide out in basements or on vacation rather than take questions from the press or appear in public, the White House doesn’t really have an option other than to wind him up and trot him out in front of a teleprompter and leave the rest to fate.
The anxiety of this situation, according to new reporting, means that Biden staffers have developed coping mechanisms — like muting or turning off TVs — whenever the leader of the free world is speaking. POLITICO explains that “When Biden gives public remarks, some White House staffers will either mute him or turn off his remarks, according to White House officials.”