President Joe Biden lost all composure and repeatedly cursed over the southern border crisis as waves of illegal immigrants continued to pour across the border in the first years of his presidency.
A new book, “The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White House,” is set to be released next month. Author Chris Whipple detailed the president’s anger as criticism over the open border pounded his administration from all sides.
Biden’s loss of composure is well-chronicled. The book recounts that “aides had rarely seen him so angry. From all over the West Wing, you could hear the president cursing, dropping f-bombs.”
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Whipple noted that Biden would then apologize when women were present.
A senior advisor remembered the president’s frustration over the supposed lack of solutions to the crisis. Biden asked, “How would you feel if you were me and these were the solutions you had?” He added that he faced “the weight of the presidency.”
Of course, the chief executive had no one to blame but himself, and that may have added to his outbursts. From day one he purposefully turned his back on effective solutions enacted by his predecessor, and anything endorsed by former President Donald Trump had to be dismantled.
Biden took dead aim at Title 42, Remain in Mexico, and the border wall — all of which were proven effective. The numbers bear witness to this reality.
In Biden’s first fiscal year there were 1.7 million border encounters with illegal migrants. That number soared to a record 2.3 million in FY 2022, and the totals continue to climb higher.
The president already had some explaining to do after early reviews of Whipple’s work revealed that he once called Vice President Kamala Harris “a work in progress.”
Another part of the forthcoming book recounted Biden’s further frustration with the border crisis. Whipple noted that “next to vaccine disinformation, this was the thing that made Biden’s blood boil.”
There are also reports that Biden’s temper tended to get the better of him as his presidency progressed. The book said that the “f-bomb” was earlier reserved mostly for border issues but later was used by the president discussing different problems.
Meanwhile, the White House insisted on sticking to an approach that focused too much energy on the causes for migration from Central America and beyond. It foolishly ignored solutions that worked, border-focused initiatives that block entry into the U.S. — thus discouraging migration.