On Tuesday (December 20), Politico published excerpts from an upcoming book on President Joe Biden’s time in the Oval Office describing Biden’s first two years as President.
The book, “The Fight for His Life,” by Chris Whipple, details some shocking tension between President Joe Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and second husband, Doug Emhoff.
According to Politico, Whipple could retrieve the insights shared in his book because he was given “extensive access” to officials with the Biden Administration.
In the book, Whipple revealed that Biden vented to a friend about Harris’s readiness to be Vice President, describing her as a “work in progress.”
The President’s frustrations also extended to Harris’s husband, who had complained about the assignments the President gave his wife as Vice President.
According to the book, “Biden was annoyed” with Emhoff’s complaints after he got word that the second husband wasn’t happy about Harris’s policy portfolio because he believed her assignments were hurting her politically.
Whipple relayed in the book that Biden’s frustrations stemmed from a belief that he hadn’t asked Harris to do anything he hadn’t been asked to do as Vice President, with those feelings exacerbated because Harris “begged him for the voting rights assignment.”
Biden wasn’t the only one in the White House frustrated with Harris and her team, with an unnamed advisor venting that the Vice President’s “inner circle didn’t serve her well,” neither in her Presidential campaign nor during her time in the White House.
The book details many other frustrations and failures during Biden’s time in the Oval Office but ends on the arch of Biden being able to turn things around during his second year.