CNN’s Edward-Isaac Dovere shed light on a "deeper dysfunction among White House aides." The report began by mentioning White House staffers keep an eye on which media outlets cover Biden, particularly his speeches live, "realizing a number of times that the answer was none."
One anonymous White House aide said, "You are thinking… why are we doing this?"
The report also noted a "dysfunction calcified among aides who largely started working together only through Zoom screens and still struggle to get in rhythm" at the White House.
"They're still finding it hard to grasp how much their political standing has changed over the last year, and there's a divide between most of the White House staff and the inner circle who have been around Biden for longer than most of the rest of that staff has been alive," Dovere said.
CNN claimed Biden is "still trying to calibrate himself to the office" despite being president for well over one year he "can't see a way to address" crises "while also being the looser, happier, more sympathetic, lovingly Onion-parody inspiring, aviator-wearing, vanilla chip cone-licking guy -- an image that was the core of why he got elected in the first place."
Another aide said, "[Biden] has to speak to very serious things… and you can't do that getting ice cream."
Dovere then fired shots at Biden and his team by writing, "The President is a 79-year-old man who still thinks in terms of newspaper front pages and primetime TV programs, surrounded by not-quite-as-senior aides in senior positions with the same late 1990s media diet. Lifelong habits don't tend to fade when people get to their desks in the West Wing."