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Biden’s deputy chief of staff calls for unity while trashing Republicans as ‘a bunch of f***ers’

The campaign manager and now deputy chief of staff for President-elect Joe Biden trashed Republicans as “a bunch of f***ers” recently even as she called for compromise between Democrats and Republicans over the next four years.

Speaking with Glamour magazine in an interview published Tuesday, Jen O’Malley Dillon — who served as campaign manager for former Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke in 2020 before eventually heading up Biden’s campaign — praised the president-elect for his dreamy insistence on unity.

“The president-elect was able to connect with people over this sense of unity. In the primary, people would mock him, like, ‘You think you can work with Republicans?’ I’m not saying they’re not a bunch of f***ers. Mitch McConnell is terrible,” she explained. “But this sense that you couldn’t wish for that, you couldn’t wish for this bipartisan ideal? He rejected that. From start to finish, he set out with this idea that unity was possible, that together we are stronger, that we, as a country, need healing, and our politics needs that too.”

O’Malley Dillon, who last month was promoted to deputy chief of staff for the incoming Biden administration, added that compromise will be essential for American politics moving forward.

“Which is not to say it is easy. It is like a relationship. You can’t do politics alone,” she said. “If the other person is not willing to do the work, then that becomes really hard. But I think, more than not, people want to see impact. They want to see us moving in a path forward. They want to do their work, get paid a fair share, have time for themselves and their family, and see each other as neighbors. And this overhang of this negative, polarized electorate that politics has created is the thing that I think we can break down.”

Of course, talk of compromise always follows an election and almost always is heard exclusively from the winning side. Taking the last four years as an example, it is clear to see that the Democratic Party has not demonstrated compromise to be an abiding characteristic of theirs.

O’Malley Dillon knows this, as she is certainly no stranger to Democratic Party politics. According to CNN, she has previously served as the executive director of the Democratic National Committee and the founding partner at Precision Strategies, a Democratic consulting firm.

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Biden campaign manager says national poll numbers are ‘inflated’

The campaign manager for Joe Biden’s presidential campaign warned that the national poll numbers were “inflated” and that their internal polls showed the race to be much closer than is being reported.

Jen O’Malley Dillon made the comments during a grassroots summit videoconference to supporters on Friday.

Video of the event is
no longer available but her comments were documented by New York Times reporter Shane Goldmacher on Twitter.


“Please take the fact that we are not ahead by double digits,” she reportedly said. “Those are inflated national public polling numbers.”

The sentiment was corroborated by similar comments she made on Wednesday on her own social media account. After reporting successful campaign finance donation numbers, she warned that the election was closer than the polls would suggest.

“Early voting is already underway in many states. Millions of voters have already cast their ballots. But there is still a long way to go in this campaign, and we think this race is far closer than folks on this website think,” said Dillon.

“Like a lot closer,” she added.

As of Friday, Biden had a large lead over President Donald Trump in the RealClearPolitics average of polls. It calculated Biden to have a 8.9% advantage nationally, with 51.2% preferring Biden, and only 42.3% preferring Trump.

When the Trump campaign was asked to respond to the widening gap between the candidates in the polling, Trump 2020 campaign press secretary Hogan Gidley mocked CNN, the source of one poll.

“I’m not really gonna listen to polls from CNN,” he said, “they don’t have the best, most stellar reputation for being real news, and we can always talk about flawed methodology, I don’t want to get into that. These are the same pollsters though, that had the president down and out in 2016.”

Here’s more about the polls in the 2020 election:


Trump campaign reacts to Biden’s 16-point lead in recent poll

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