(FreedomBeacon.com)- According to reports, First Lady Jill Biden’s chief advisor toxic style has turned the East Wing into the White House version of “The Devil Wears Prada.” This news comes on the heels of reports of the toxic work environment swirling among Vice President Kamala Harris’ office.
According to Politico’s West Wing Playbook, Biden’s chief advisor, Anthony Bernal, is a bit of a monster.
Bernal has been working for Democrat administrations for years, starting as a staffer in the office of Vice President Al Gore. He became part of the Biden inner circle in 2008 after Obama selected Biden as his running mate. And since then, Anthony Bernal has become a deeply loyal supporter of Jill Biden and the entire Biden family.
During the 2020 election when Joe Biden retreated to his basement in Delaware, Bernal moved to Wilmington in order to stick close to Jill Biden.
Now Bernal is the most powerful and highest paid person in the First Lady’s office which also makes him one of the most influential people in the White House since Jill is considered one of Joe’s most important advisors.
While White House insiders acknowledge that Bernal is deeply loyal to Jill, they also point out that Bernal’s obsessive quest for perfection is creating a toxic work environment within the East Wing. He berates staffers, is harshly critical, and has a tendency to trash talk colleagues behind their backs.
Some White House insiders have compared Bernal to Meryl Streep’s character in “The Devil Wears Prada,” while others see him more like the devious and conspiring Littlefinger from “Game of Thrones.”
Of course the First Lady’s office disputes the claims that Bernal is a monster. Jill’s chief of staff Julissa Reynoso defended him to Politico, saying the big-hearted Bernal cares deeply about both the personal and professional growth of his colleagues.
But that doesn’t square with the stories of Bernal making staffers cry – nearly everyone in Biden world has either been the target or knows someone who has been on the receiving end of Bernal’s viciousness.
Both during the election campaign and in the White House, some staffers said his behavior was so noxious they began secretly recording Bernal during meetings.
Bernal’s blind loyalty to Jill is unquestionable, even among those who think he’s a jerk. But many believe that blind loyalty is what makes Bernal so impossible to work with.
What is unclear is whether or not Jill Biden is even aware of how abusive Bernal is. Some interviewed by Politico claimed that Jill would intervene if she knew. However, others say that if Mrs. Biden knew about it, she wouldn’t care. While many think that Jill has seen for herself how toxic her loyal poodle is, but refuses to do anything about it because Bernal does it in service to her.