opinion | Biden’s dithering upset White House staff

President Biden has taken a lot of heat recently for his poor leadership skills. A recurring theme is that he lacks the decisiveness required for the task.

Perhaps because the initial decisions on Afghanistan and Build Back Better worked badly, according to CNN’s Edward Isaacs-Dover, the White House is far from “bottlenecks and indecision” these days. Mr Biden has been consistently unable to finalize decisions on issues such as tariffs and student-loan debt, which have reportedly been pending for more than a year. According to Politico, Mr Biden’s inability to make decisions drives his staff “a little crazy”. He fills them with questions. When he doesn’t get an answer, he uses it as an excuse to postpone decisions while employees go back to get more information.