Joe Biden was a profile in pettiness when he took up residence in the White House, trying to rid the Oval Office of the famous Resolute Desk merely because Donald Trump used it — and cursing out his predecessor over a video game system, a forthcoming book claims.
In “The Fight of His Life,” out Jan. 17, author Chris Whipple writes that Biden “would let loose” on the “former guy” whenever he took a friend on a private tour of the presidential abode.
Biden unleashed his ire on an upstairs room where Trump had installed a big-screen TV and a golf simulator that allowed him to practice his swing to the virtual backdrop of famous courses.
“‘What a f—king a–hole,’ Biden said, showing the contraption to a guest,” Whipple writes.
Biden also demanded the banishment of the Resolute Desk from the Oval Office — merely because Trump had used it.
The famous piece of furniture, made from the timbers of a British warship, gifted to the United States by Queen Victoria, and brought to the Oval Office by John F. Kennedy, was a West Wing staple for 40 years — but Biden wanted it removed in favor of one belonging to his New Deal hero, Franklin D. Roosevelt.
FDR’s desk “couldn’t be moved from the Roosevelt estate at Hyde Park, NY,” Whipple writes, so the Resolute Desk remained in place — for Biden, one more “ubiquitous” reminder of the 45th president.
The Post has obtained a copy of the book, which also reveals that Biden feared his Secret Service detail had been infiltrated by “MAGA sympathizers” loyal to Trump.