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Ron Klain, Biden’s chief of staff, retweets column calling 2021 not ‘all bad’

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Ron Klain, the White House chief of staff, drew mixed reactions on social media Sunday night when he retweeted a post that called 2021 “not quite bad.”

Klain, who is known to spark debate on Twitter, retweeted a column written by Albert Hunt, the former editor of Bloomberg News, which appeared in The Hill. The headline was: “Let’s be honest: 2021 wasn’t that bad. “

The White House official retweeted the message, writing: “A look back at 2021! “

Hunt’s column was upbeat but acknowledged the many issues facing the administration. The coronavirus epidemic has been a challenge for all governments around the world. Hunt wrote that for some the “most positive development” might be the fact that Donald Trump no longer resides at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.

FILE: White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain sparked debate online with recent posts on his Twitter account. (Photo by Win McNamee / Getty Images)
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Hunt said the “economy is buzzing” with an unemployment rate of 4.2% and “total wages, including overtime, are slightly above inflation.” He also pointed out that the Biden administration was “scandal-free”, before comparing the Trump administration to the Corleone family in “The Godfather,” only “without the jurisdiction.”

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“The Biden team is more honest, also more competent,” wrote Hunt.

Ron Klain, Biden’s chief of staff, retweets column calling 2021 not ‘all bad’

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He admitted that the withdrawal from Afghanistan “was painful” and “politically costly” for Biden, but his claim is that after 20 years there was no chance there was a “good ending”.

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Klain’s retweet came at a precarious time for many Americans. Omicron infections are raging across the country. The New York Times recently wrote that the new variant “caught the White House off guard” and that “the cases have far exceeded the government’s ability to make testing available.”

Reuters pointed out that the United States lost more lives to COVID-19 in 2021 than in 2020. Klain did not immediately respond to an out-of-hours email from Fox News.

His tweet was adopted by supporters of Biden who view the president as a stable leader after what they saw as a reckless and cavalier approach to governance by his predecessor.

“A difficult year with a very good president,” replied one person.

Critics of Biden have criticized the president’s response to the southern border crisis and the fact that consumers have faced the fastest inflation in decades, according to Bloomberg.

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They also call the withdrawal from Afghanistan a disaster. Senator Bill Hagerty, R-Tenn., Told Fox News at the time that there was “palpable frustration” with Biden ‘s the management of the American withdrawal from Afghanistan and that foreign leaders were “shocked” by the outcome.

Biden and his supporters have maintained that leaving Afghanistan was the only option after Trump’s negotiations with the Taliban. They also argue that there was no way the withdrawal could have been handled well and that the United States will still be able to fight terrorism with ‘beyond the horizon’ technology, including manned airplanes and drones.

Matt Whitlock, a Republican communicator, retweeted Klain’s post and wrote, “Shoot for the stars.

Fox News’s Tyler Olson contributed to this report

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