Photos taken at a White House meeting with cabinet members show specific instructions listed for President Biden.
On Thursday, Biden made remarks during a “Meeting on Federal State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership” where he had a notebook with talking points including a chart showing how tall the offshore wind turbines being discussed are compared to landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower, according to Fox News.
During the meeting, he then held up a separate note card and was reading from one side of it. On the other side of the note, however, that was facing the cameras, was a list of directions for the President to strictly follow. One direction for Joe to follow was to take a seat, but not just any seat. The President was instructed to make sure he takes HIS seat.
The first bullet point on the cheat sheet read “YOU enter the Roosevelt Room and say hello to participants,” followed by “YOU take YOUR seat.”
Following the bullet point that said, “Press enters,” the next one read, “YOU give brief comments,” with a parenthetical statement reading, “2 minutes.” Biden ended up speaking for eight minutes.
To make matters even more embarrassing for the 46th President, Biden was then told when the “Press departs, YOU ask LIz Shuler, President, AFL-CIO, a question,” with a note that Shuler was “joining virtually.” Apparently, Biden is told exactly who to ask a question from so he doesn’t stray from the already approved answers he is supposed to give.
The final bullet points read, “YOU thank participants” and “YOU depart.”
This is not the first time Biden’s notes have gone viral. In March, he was seen holding a card reading, “Tough Putin Q&A Talking Points” during a news briefing about the Russia-Ukraine conflict.