According to a new behind-the-scenes book about the Biden administration, Joe has trust issues with some of the Secret Service agents assigned to his detail.
Chris Whipple’s book “The Fight of His Life: Inside Joe Biden’s White House” shows that Biden is a bit panicked that some of the agents are strong supporters of former President Trump. Apparently, Biden is uncomfortable with them.
The president’s detail is larger now that he is in the White House compared to when he was Vice President, and he believes that many of the agents are “MAGA sympathizers” and “white ex-cops from the South who tend to be deeply conservative,” according to the book.
According to a copy of the book obtained by The Hill: “A bigger problem was Biden’s discomfort with his Secret Service detail; some of them were MAGA sympathizers. He didn’t trust them,”
In addition to these trust issues, the book also mentions an incident in March 2021 in which Major, the president’s German shepherd rescue dog, allegedly bit a Secret Service agent. While Biden did not dispute that the bite occurred, he was reportedly skeptical about the details of the situation, including the location of the incident.
The president told a friend that Secret Service agents are never at the location in question, which was allegedly on the second floor of the White House. Biden believed that someone was lying about the way the incident unfolded, according to the book. Following the incident, Major received private training. At the time, Biden defended the dog and said that he was simply adjusting to life in the White House and the presence of Secret Service agents.
The book will be released on Jan. 17. I’m sure we’re going to hear more about Biden’s paranoia when it drops.