The US president was spotted with a very detailed ‘cheat sheet’ reminding him to say hello to reporters and sit in his own chair
US President Joe Biden inadvertently showed a note card prepared with step-by-step instructions for basic actions during a press briefing, including how to enter the room, where to sit, and how long it will take. must speak.
While speaking to reporters at a ‘federal state offshore wind implementation partnership meeting’ on Thursday, Biden was seen reading the ‘cheat sheet “, at one point, holding it long enough for the photographers to capture a clear shot.
“YOU walk into the Roosevelt Room and say hello to the attendees,” the note card began, also reminding the president “YOU take YOUR seat” before the arrival of the journalists.
The bulleted list then ordered Biden to give “little comments” before addressing union leader Liz Shuler, who leads the AFL-CIO and attended the meeting remotely. He was then charged with “thank the participants” and “leave.”
Although the notes seemed very precise for these basic gestures, a former White House communications official told Fox News that the map followed “a very standard format used by politicians and government officials at public events”, adding that he was also employed by former Biden boss, former President Barack Obama.
Still, Biden’s notes have made headlines in the past, with a staffer seen passing the commander-in-chief a missive informing him that there was “something about [his] chin” at an event last July. More recently, after appearing to demand the ouster of his Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin in March, the president was spotted with a sheet titled “Hard Talking Points on Putin’s Questions and Answers”, who advised him on how to answer journalists’ questions.
Biden’s predecessor, Donald Trump, drew similar attention in the press for his notes, in one case seen with simple prepared responses – such as “I hear you” — during a White House session with victims and family members of the 2018 mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Florida.
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