“Surrounded by a new phalanx of strangers, Biden couldn’t help but wonder, Do these people really want me here?”
Major, who Mr Biden adopted from the Delaware Humane Association in 2018, was the first rescue dog to serve as First Canine.
Whipple reveals that Mr Biden expressed his concerns to a friend while he was giving a tour of the White House family quarters.
The president had spent more than eight years surrounded by Secret Service agents, first as vice president and again as a candidate, and later as president-elect and as president.
Whipple writes that Mr Biden felt the continuing influence of Mr Trump’s so-called “Make America Great Again” movement “all too close to home — in his Secret Service detail”.
“Wary of his own Secret Service agents, the president no longer spoke freely in their presence,” he added.
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