Anita Dunn: What to know about Biden’s senior adviser

Anita Dunn: What to know about Biden’s senior adviser

Veteran

Democratic
operative
Anita
Dunn
will
be
joining
the

White
House
temporarily
as
a
senior
adviser
to

President
Joe
Biden.

Dunn,
63,
has
held
a
number
of
prominent
positions
working
for
Democrats
on
the
campaign
trail
and
later
in
office.

She
advised
former

President
Barack
Obama
during
his
first
campaign
and
later
served
in
his
administration
as
a
senior
adviser
and
communications
director.

Anita Dunn, Fmr. White House Communications Director, appears on "Meet the Press" in Washington, D.C., Sunday, May 4, 2014. 

Anita
Dunn,
Fmr.
White
House
Communications
Director,
appears
on
“Meet
the
Press”
in
Washington,
D.C.,
Sunday,
May
4,
2014. 

(Getty
Images)

Dunn
also
served
as
a
senior
adviser
on
Biden’s
2020
presidential
campaign.
A
source
close
to
the
campaign
told
Fox
News
last
week
that
she
has
been
widely
credited
with
having
steered
the
campaign
“so
ably”
after
Iowa
and
New
Hampshire.

Dunn,
who
will
be
on
leave
from
the
political
consulting
firm
SKDKnickerbocker,
is
not
expected
to
remain
in
the
White
House
for
long
and
is
joining
on
a
“temporary
basis.”

Dunn
garnered
controversy
during
Obama’s
first
year
in
office,
for
comments
she
made
regarding
her
admiration
for
Chinese
Communist
dictator
Mao
Zedong.


TARA
READE
SAYS
WATCHING
BIDEN’S
INAUGURATION
WAS
‘EXCEPTIONALLY
HARD’:
I
WANT
TO
‘WAKE
UP
FROM
A
NIGHTMARE’

“The
third
lesson
and
tip
actually
come
from
two
of
my
favorite
political
philosophers:
Mao
Zedong
and
Mother
Teresa,”
Dunn
said
during
a
June
2009
commencement
address
at
St.
Andrew’s
Episcopal
High
School
in

Washington,
D.C.
“[They’re]
not
often
coupled
with
each
other,
but
the
two
people
that
I
turn
to
most
to
basically
deliver
a
simple
point,
which
is,
you’re
going
to
make
choices,
you’re
going
to
challenge,
you’re
going
to
say
why
not. You’re
going
to
figure
out
how
to
do
things
that
have
never
been
done
before.”
 

Dunn
later
said
her
comments
were
intended
as
“irony,”
and
something
she
picked
up
from
the
famous
Republican
political
strategist
Lee
Atwater.
She
resigned
from
her
position
in
the
Obama
administration
later
that
year.


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Dunn
is
one
of
many
Obama
administration
officials
to
be
joining
the
Biden
administration.
She
is
expected
to
work
closely
with
White
House
communications
director
Kate
Bedingfield
and
press
secretary

Jen
Psaki.

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