White House suspends press aide who reportedly threatened Politico journalist

TJ Ducklo is sorry for ‘heated conversation’, says White House press secretary, but punishment appears to fall short of Biden’s threat to fire uncivil aides

The White House has suspended a press aide over allegations he threatened a reporter who was working on a story about his romantic relationship with another journalist.

Vanity Fair alleged on Friday that White House deputy press secretary TJ Ducklo had made threats – including saying “I will destroy you” – to a Politico correspondent who was reporting on Ducklo’s recently disclosed relationship with an Axios reporter, Alexi McCammond.

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