It turns out that Joe and Jill Biden were LOCKED OUT of the White House shortly after the inauguration.
And this is the man who is supposed to steadfastly and competently lead our country?!
The media pundits and social media commentators are attempting to BLAME this on President Trump.
After all, everything bad is his fault, according to them.
They claim that Trump was being petty and vindictive and somehow was able to lock Biden out of the White House.
We have new details confirming that it was actually Joe Biden’s fault!
You see, he FIRED the doorman who used to work for Trump.
By firing the doorman, there was no one there to unlock and open the door for Biden himself.
Biden's Awkwardly Stand in the Cold After Being Locked Out Of White House Because They Fired Trump Usher – 😂😂😂 https://t.co/7TaUzcx3fT
— Erica 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸 (@EricaRN4USA) January 24, 2021
Why are they locked out of the White House? I’m not buying the whole it’s Trump’s fault cover. https://t.co/wEkdjP9hYa
— Maria Paone (@MariaPNutrition) January 23, 2021
Bidens left stuck outside White House on Inauguration Day after ‘petty’ final Trump act https://t.co/b5qn5zeNCp via. The chief usher who had been scheduled to welcome the Bidens to the WH in the absence of Trump,had been abruptly fired 5 hours earlier. The Biden’s were locked out
— Michele☃️⚠️#COV-19, 🆘#MaskItOrCasket😷🆘 (@RadarResist) January 23, 2021
Multiple outlets are confirming that the Bidens FIRED a Trump usher.
According to the Western Journal:
President Joe Biden and first lady Jill Biden were awkwardly left out of the White House on Wednesday without anyone to let them inside, according to reports.
Video shows the pair standing for a few moments as “Hail to the Chief” was playing. On the video shared by the Daily Mail, it appears as though they were waiting for the door to magically open for them for about 10 seconds.
In fact, you’d expect an eager person to be on the other side of that door waiting for a well-choreographed door pull, as inaugurations generally leave no detail overlooked.
The door finally did open, but the strange moment went viral.
The lack of a timely door opening didn’t go unnoticed by former White House staffers.
“There was a protocol breach when the front doors were not held open for the first family as they arrived at the North Portico,” Lea Berman, the former White House social secretary for President George W. Bush, told The New York Times.
Meanwhile, former long-serving White House curator Betty Monkman told the paper, “The delay in opening the door did puzzle me a bit.”
The oddity stands to reason.
According to the Daily Mail, perhaps the Bidens had expected a White House support staffer to be there to let them in. The only problem was, they had reportedly just fired at least one of them in White House chief usher Timothy Harleth.
The Daily Mail said a former senior Trump administration official told the outlet “that the firing came at the request of the Bidens.”
“The head usher enjoyed the confidence of the Trump family throughout his tenure. Any suggestion that his resignation was at the direction of anyone other than the Biden team is false,” the official said.
CNN also reported that Biden fired Harleth, while noting that a “Biden White House official confirmed Harleth’s departure, but added, ‘he was let go before the Bidens arrived’ at the White House.”
If you see your friends posting on social media that this is somehow Trump’s fault, that is FAKE NEWS!
This wouldn’t have happened if the Bidens did NOT fire the doorman.
Or… if after firing Trump’s doorman, the Bidens hired someone else to take their place.
It’s just common sense!
Biden's Awkwardly Stand in the Cold After Being Locked Out Of White House Because They Fired Trump Usher – https://t.co/cR7fGDk4cL
— ̣̣Miriam Ferrer B. (@niqui_nuqui) January 24, 2021
— Sabrina Byrd (@sabfreeman13) January 24, 2021
Locking yourself outside of the White House?
Let’s just say we hope that is NOT an omen for the next four years of a Biden presidency.
We always wondered whether he would be competent, but… as Joe would say… “come on, man!”
The Daily Mail confirms this horrifyingly embarrassing incident:
President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill were momentarily left standing in the cold on Inauguration Day after the front doors of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue weren’t opened for them – a breach of protocol caused by the firing of the chief usher of the White House hours earlier.
With the world watching on, the 46th US President and his wife walked up the steps of their new home for the first time on Wednesday, as a small crowd of family members followed behind.
The couple posed for photos outside the large wooden doors of the North Portico, waiving to the crowd as a military band played ‘Hail to the Chief’ nearby.
They then embraced one another, before turning to venture on inside. But there was a problem: the doors didn’t open.
For an awkward but fleeting period of around 10 seconds, Biden stares puzzlingly at the door before turning back to shoot a confused look at his approaching family members.
Eventually the doors swing open, though it’s unclear whether Jill and Joe were forced to open them themselves, or whether someone on the inside finally notice the mistake.
It remains unclear exactly what caused the delay, though the firing of the chief usher of the White House, Timothy Harleth, likely had a part to play.
Though the White House doors are typically opened by Marine guards, the chief usher is in charge of greeting the incoming president and his family, in addition to overseeing operations at the residence.
However, Harleth wasn’t there to greet the Bidens when they arrived because he had been fired around five hours earlier.
Harleth, the Trumps’ chief usher and a former rooms manager of the Trump International Hotel in Washington, told the New York Times he was moving furniture on Inauguration Day when he was told at 11:30am that his services were no longer needed.
Biden’s aides had reportedly called the White House on Wednesday, saying the incoming president planned to bring in someone else to take over his role.
Harleth was personally chosen by Melania Trump to act as chief White House usher in 2017.
At the time, then-First Lady Melania said he was selected ‘because of his impressive work history and management skills.’
Harleth’s duties primarily included overseeing budgets, planning the family’s dinner menus and handling any personal issues. His salary was estimated to be around the $200,000 mark.
While the job is traditionally considered non-political, the Times noted Melania’s decision to hire a Trump Organization employee added a partisan implication to Harleth’s tenure.
After Election Day, Harleth found himself in the increasingly difficult position of attempting to prepare the White House for a new tenant while the current occupant was still refusing to concede the race.
Former White House Chief of Staff Mark Meadows reportedly became angered at Harleth for attempting to send briefing books about the residence to the Biden transition team after he was confirmed to be the winner.
In a statement to the Times, Harleth said: ‘It has been an honor to serve as chief usher, a position whose loyalty is not to a specific president, but rather to the institution of the presidency.
‘I am proud that I had the opportunity to lead the residence staff to receive the incoming first family with the utmost respect and dignity, not just for this administration, but for the future success of the office of the president.’
It’s currently unclear who Jill Biden will appoint to replace Harleth. A number of his deputy chief ushers have remained in their positions under the new administration.
You would think that after 8 years of being Vice President, Biden would have at least SOME IDEA of how the Oval Office works.
Looks like the tales of his cognitive decline haven’t been *that* exaggerated.