President Joe Biden’s staffers at the White House are eying the exits, citing dissatisfaction with the president and his staff’s leadership.
Poltico’s West Wing Playbook reports several White House officials complaining of “low morale” while warning of “higher than usual turnover” in 2022.
One official spoke of a failure to rally the troops with team building and coordination. Happy hours and group dinners are not working, and a sense of teamwork and appreciation is not happening.
The feeling is, staffers say, is an “insular, top-heavy” West Wing where aides distance themselves from the rest of the staff. Biden is also distant and invisible and some staffers have not even been able to visit the White House, with the reported problems mirroring those afflicting Vice President Kamala Harris and her staff.