Biden's chief of staff Ron Klain trolled for tweeting column calling 2021 not 'all bad'
President Joe Biden's chief of staff Ron Klain was trolled online for retweeting a news column that called 2021 not "all bad."
After he retweeted the column which had the headline, "Let's be honest: 2021 wasn't all bad," Klain was accused of being out of touch with reality. The article reposted by the White House chief of staff was written by Albert Hunt, the former editor of Bloomberg News. It was published in The Hill, and said, "A look back at 2021!."
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Social media brutally mocked the official and questioned whether his tweet was satire, even as the US faced a surge in Covid cases caused by the Omicron variant.
"Probably the worst first year for a president ever," one of them said, while another noted, "'Wasn’t all bad' is ridiculous way to explain off the travesty of decisions by this administration." A third commented, "Uh, it's been an unmitigated disaster." One more added, "On what planet?" Another shared, "Campaign theme: 2020 - Nothing will fundamentally change 2024 - Let’s be honest, it wasn’t all bad,"
The next remarked, "No, it was actually pretty bad." A commenter tweeted, "It will go down in history as the beginning of the end." One more said, "Definitely a year that none of us will forget or recover from…" A commenter tweeted, "Sometimes being silent is the better option." Another pointed out, "Watches income dwindle due to inflation and stifles a laugh." A person reacted with, "It's was worse than 2020."
Probably the worst first year for a president ever— Ian (@Tb12Fan12) December 27, 2021
“Wasn’t all bad” is ridiculous way to explain off the travesty of decisions by this administration— MikeFitz (@fitz_ct) December 27, 2021
Uh, it's been an unmitigated disaster.— Just a Lightbulb Being Called to the Gallows (@ExConDX) December 27, 2021
On what planet?— Jen Stroup (@JenStroup) December 27, 2021
Campaign theme:— Pessimism of the Intellect (@McCorkle_Szn) December 27, 2021
2020 - Nothing will fundamentally change
2024 - Let’s be honest, it wasn’t all bad
No, it was actually pretty bad— Pal (@pal_turdsten) December 27, 2021
It will go down in history as the beginning of the end.— Bob (@RobertH03136012) December 27, 2021
Definitely a year that none of us will forget or recover from…— Matt “Omi, O my” Gilbert (@mattgilblezy) December 27, 2021
Sometimes being silent is the better option.— AmericaRocks (@AmericaRocks13) December 27, 2021
Watches income dwindle due to inflation and stifles a laugh.— Adreezy (@Adreezy818) December 27, 2021
It's was worse than 2020.— a.j.whereabouts (@Tightnright3) December 27, 2021
Positive takeaways from 2021
According to the Hill article, there were a number of positive takeaways from this year. "I've probably been, in the immortal words of the late Vice President Spiro T Agnew, too much of a 'nattering nabob of negativism.' So, let's end the year on positive notes. Of course, for many of us the most positive development of 2021 is 340 days without Donald J Trump in the White House," Hunt wrote.
Apart from boasting about a booming economy that has seen the unemployment rate go down to 4.2 percent, which is the lowest since the pandemic hit, the article also mentioned the Republicans as well as the Democrats coming together to honor Bobe Dole, the conservative Senate leader and presidential candidate, who passed away at 98 this month.
A major portion of the piece was dedicated to pitting Trump against Biden, where Biden was hailed as the winner. "Think back four years ago: The Trump administration looked more like 'The Godfather' - without the skill. The national security adviser and HHS secretary were caught in illicit or unethical activities and were out. Investigations were launched of the heads of the EPA and Interior Department, and they were out the next year. The Biden team is more honest, also more competent. The cabinet is full of men and women with successful political careers, including three former governors, two ex-mayors, and three former members of Congress. They've faced millions of voters. This White House staff too is better than the motley Trump crew. As often is the case, however, they - more than the cabinet - dominate the administration," it read.