POTUS 45 Donald Trump dubbed him “Sleepy Joe.” Other names for President Biden include “Tranny Joe” and “Traitor Joe.”
But Axios has christened the addled commander in chief with a new sobriquet: “Angry Joe.” Better yet: “Old Yeller.”
Biden verbally abuses staff members with four-letter words, the website reported today, that would get any other executive hauled before a human resources tribunal and probably fired. But more importantly, the raging outbursts could show that Biden’s dementia is worsening.
“No One Is Safe”
In other words, shambling around the White House or cavorting with King Charles in a fugue state isn’t the only sign that the 80-year-old president is rowing with one oar.
“Behind closed doors, Biden has such a quick-trigger temper that some aides try to avoid meeting alone with him,” Axios continued. So getting sniffed or pawed isn’t the only reason to fear a meeting with the octogenarian. Indeed, some aides take a colleague to meetings with Biden “almost as a shield against a solo blast.”
Biden’s emotionally bruising verbal barbs include these:
- “God dammit, how the f**k don’t you know this?!;”
- “Don’t f**king bullsh*t me!”; and,
- “Get the f**k out of here!”
“The private eruptions paint a more complicated picture of Biden as a manager and president than his carefully cultivated image as a kindly uncle who loves Aviator sunglasses and ice cream,” Axios amusingly observed.
Even more amusingly, Old Yeller’s trained poodles think snarling in public to show that he isn’t “disengaged and too old for the office” is a better idea than growling and barking at them.
“No one is safe,” from the “Pitbull in Chief,“ Axios averred. Not even big wigs like White House Chief of Staff Jeff Zients:
Biden aides still talk about how angry he got at Jeff Zients, then the administration’s “COVID czar,” in late 2021 when there was a shortage of testing kits as the Omicron variant spread.…
A spokesperson for Zients told Axios: “I’m not going to speak to what internal convos may or may not have happened between Jeff and the president.”
The White House declined to comment.
“There’s no question that the Biden temper is for real. It may not be as volcanic as Bill Clinton’s, but it’s definitely there,” said Chris Whipple, author of “The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White House.”
One of Biden’s manipulative control techniques is a “routine” that aides call “stump the chump” or “stump the dummy.” Biden will “grill aides on topics until it’s clear they don’t know the answer to a question.”
Unlike any other environment where a screaming executive would be shown the door, “being yelled at by the president has become an internal initiation ceremony in this White House, aides say — if Biden doesn’t yell at you, it could be a sign he doesn’t respect you.”
Of course, Biden’s tub drummers claim he’s just trying to “get the right decision” or that he’s striving for excellence.
Not Jeff Connaughton, a former Biden gopher who discussed Biden’s fury in his book The Payoff: Why Wall Street Wins:
Connaughton wrote that as a senator, Biden was an “egomaniacal autocrat … determined to manage his staff through fear.”
He told of a time during the 2008 presidential campaign when a 23-year-old fundraising staffer got into the car with Biden.
“Okay, senator, time to do some fundraising calls,” the aide said. Biden responded by looking at him and snapping: “Get the f**k out of the car.”
Connaughton told Axios that Biden “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.”
So Biden has needed anger management for some time. But that doesn’t mean his rages aren’t worsening, particularly aides are spilling to reporters.
Importantly, anger and aggression are key symptoms of Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia.
“Aggressive behaviors may be verbal or physical, the Alzheimer’s Association says. “They can occur suddenly, with no apparent reason, or result from a frustrating situation.” As well:
Large crowds or being surrounded by unfamiliar people — even within one’s own home — can be over-stimulating for a person with dementia.
The One Medical website suggests that the presidency and its never-ending physical and psychological demands are prime triggers for Biden’s outbursts:
The most common reason people who suffer from dementia lash out in anger is because they are feeling sad or scared. As dementia worsens, people lose the ability to place experiences in context. Some people, even those who didn’t have a history of getting angry, can get so frustrated and scared by this disorientation that they get angry.
Loud noises, overactive environments, physical clutter, large crowds, or being surrounded by unknown people are common factors in patients feeling overwhelmed. In this case, environment and emotional factors go hand in hand.
Ultimately, emotional triggers and environmental factors play a key role in causing anger and aggression. Consider the type of environment your loved one is in and how much interaction and stimuli they receive. Be sure to cater to their emotions to avoid outbursts.
Former Health and Human Services Secretary and retired brain surgeon Ben Carson says Biden exhibits myriad signs of dementia, and not just aggression. Biden’s verbal incoherence and lack of inhibition, Carson said while watching clips of the president, are more signs.
“That’s so sad,” he said of Biden’s garbled speech. “I actually feel sorry for him, because it’s clear that he’s not in contact with what he wants to be able to say.”
When a reporter asked Biden whether he had taken a cognitive test, Biden fumed. “No, I haven’t taken a test. Why the hell would I take a test!?”
“That’s so typical of people in the early stages of decline to become aggressive and defensive about who they are,” Carson said.
Biden’s “not being aware of his surroundings,” such as shaking hands with imaginary people, is another sign, as is his lack of inhibition in word and deed. “Well, I tell you what, if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black,” Biden said during an interview.
Biden’s kissing his granddaughter on the lips in public is another example. One does “things that normal people are not going to do certainly in public,” Carson said.
Biden also has false memories and shows signs of sundowning.