David Axelrod, a former adviser to Obama, reaffirmed his criticism after President Biden supposedly referred to him as a derogatory term, asserting that the president may encounter significant issues if he believes he can defy destiny.
In a column published in the New York Times, Maureen Dowd, a columnist, defended Axelrod and criticized Biden for engaging in petty disputes.
Axelrod, unperturbed by the insult, shared with Dowd, “I don’t care about them thinking I’m a prick — that’s fine. I hope they don’t think the polls are wrong because they’re not.” Dowd’s column highlighted the fact that Axelrod, who has previously defended Biden, drew a parallel between Biden and Hillary Clinton, accusing both of attempting to manipulate circumstances in their favor despite the risks involved.
According to an early November column by a reputable news source, Biden allegedly called Axelrod a derogatory term in private, and Dowd interpreted the president’s burst of anger as a sign of denial, with those around him enabling his avoidance of a bleak political future.
Dowd argued that the president should not carry a grudge but should instead surround himself with the brightest minds in his party for constructive advice instead of engaging in trivial feuds.
Axelrod, upon learning of Martin’s report, appeared on a television network to respond. He acknowledged the president’s irritation and noted that he had raised concerns shared by numerous Democrats. Axelrod suggested that the president either make a strategic decision to withdraw from the race or take decisive action to improve his campaign’s approach.
Axelrod revealed that despite the discomfort it caused the president, many individuals expressed agreement with his assessment of Biden.