WaPo Journalist Slams 'Toxic Ex' TJ Ducklo as Biden Spox Plays 'Cleanup' After Debate Disaster

Misogynist aide once threatened to 'destroy' female reporter, has ties to sexually abusive Democrats

Background image: Alexi McCammond (Instagram)
July 3, 2024

One of the senior advisers counseling President Joe Biden and doing damage control in the wake of last week's horrifying debate is T.J. Ducklo, a vile misogynist best known for threatening to "destroy" a female reporter. Ducklo's ex-girlfriend, Washington Post opinion editor Alexi McCammond, taunted the disgraced Biden aide in an epic and courageous TikTok post over the weekend.

"Good morning!" McCammond wrote on Sunday. "I'd just say 'morning' but [I'm] not my toxic ex who works for the Biden campaign and has to play cleanup after that disastrous debate." She added a caption describing Ducklo as "the smallest man alive," referring to the Taylor Swift song about dating a weapons-grade scumbag.

Alexi McCammond (TikTok)

Ducklo in 2019 joined the Biden campaign and later joined Biden's administration. He resigned in early 2021, however, after verbally abusing a female journalist, Tara Palmeri, who asked about his relationship with McCammond, then a reporter for Axios. Ducklo angrily accused Palmeri of being "jealous" of the relationship and threatened to ruin her reputation, like a typical toxic man. "I will destroy you," he seethed.

Biden, who has been credibly accused of sexual assault, brought Ducklo back in 2023 over the objections of Democrats who support women and oppose toxic masculinity.  "It's hard to believe that in the post-#MeToo, anti-bullying world we live in, that the president's team would be this tone-deaf," Michael LaRosa, the former press secretary for first lady Jill Biden, told Politico several weeks before Ducklo joined the campaign as a senior adviser.

Ducklo has worked alongside some of the most notorious sex pests of the late 20th and early 21st centuries, including Matt Lauer, Mark Halperin, and former senator Chris Dodd (D., Conn.), who infamously made a "waitress sandwich" with prolific skirt-chaser Ted Kennedy at a fancy D.C. restaurant in 1985. Dodd left the Senate in 2011 to become a lobbyist for the Hollywood film industry, a role that allowed him to work with his "friend," convicted rapist Harvey Weinstein.

Another one of Biden's senior advisers, Anita Dunn, is best known for giving Weinstein "damage control" advice in 2016 as the Hollywood pervert was being exposed as one of the most prolific sexual predators in American history.