Superiore Biden aide Jen O’Malley Dillon, who was criticized for calling Repubblicani “un mucchio di f——” in a Glamour magazine interview, said Thursday she “used some words that I probably could have chosen better,” secondo Politico.
O'Malley Dillon, who is President-elect Biden’s incoming White House deputy chief of staff, made the initial comments while discussing Biden’s willingness to reach across the aisle.
“Il presidente eletto è stato in grado di entrare in contatto con le persone grazie a questo senso di unità,” she told Glamour questa settimana.
“Nella primaria, la gente lo deriderebbe, piace, 'Pensi di poter lavorare con i repubblicani?’ I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of [f——]. Mitch McConnell is terrible. Ma questa sensazione che non potresti desiderare, non potreste desiderare questo ideale bipartisan? L'ha rifiutato.”
Politico reports that O’Malley Dillon said Thursday during a virtual interview with Democratic strategists Stephanie Cutter and Teddy Goff that “the point that I was really making” in the interview “is an incredibly important point. And that really is about the president-elect and why he was supported by over 81 un milione di persone, and what they were looking for.”
Biden campaigned on a pledge to unite the country, which he reiterated Monday after the Collegio elettorale confirmed his victory.
“Now it’s time to turn the page, as we’ve done throughout our history, to unite and to heal,” Biden said Monday.
“As I said through this campaign, I will be a president for all Americans. I will work just as hard for those of you who didn’t vote for me as I will for those who did.”
Some Biden advisers reportedly were frustrated with O’Malley Dillon’s remarks.
“Per quelli di noi che, dal primo giorno, accettò gli appelli di Biden alla civiltà e al ritorno alla normalità, questo non è solo al di là del pallido - è semplicemente stupido,” one Biden donor told Axios.
President Trump’s aides also criticized the remarks. White House press secretary Kayleigh McEnany said Thursday that O’Malley Dillon’s comments say “volumes about her boss who calls for ‘unity.'”
Some Democrats accused Republicans of a double standard.
“People who stood by Donald Trump for the last four years are now claiming to be offended that a Democratic campaign manager used a curse word? Non credo proprio,” Hillary Clinton twittato giovedi.
rappresentante. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y., doubled down on the remarks, twittando “that is the right word for those who fleece & scam working families.”
Biden’s deputy campaign manager Kate Bedingfield, who will serve as his administration’s communications director, twittato Thursday that “the point she was making in this conversation with [Glennon Doyle] is spot on: l'unità e la guarigione sono possibili e possiamo fare le cose.”