On Wednesday, President Joe Biden held a “cheat sheet” that listed the questions reporters had asked in advance at a news conference.
Biden had several notecards with him at a press conference he held in conjunction with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol. Biden held several notecards in his hand during a joint press conference with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol. One card showed “press conferences prep” while another gave Biden the name, photo, and affiliations of reporters that had been selected to ask questions. Biden even had advanced knowledge about the questions that would be asked.
The photograph notecard identified Los Angeles Times journalist Courtney Subramanian, as the reporter who would be asking the first question.
How do you balance your domestic priorities – like reshoring the semiconductors industry – with an alliance-based foreign policy? The card said.
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Biden did indeed call Subramanian when it came time to ask questions during the press conference. He did not say her last name despite a notecard that provided a phonetic pronunciation.
“Now, we will take some questions.” “The first question comes from Courtney at the Los Angeles Times,” Biden said.
“Thank you, Mr. President. You have made it your top priority to increase domestic manufacturing in the United States so that you can compete with China. Your rules against chip manufacturing in China hurt South Korean companies that heavily rely on Beijing. Do you want to hurt a major ally of yours in the race with China for domestic political reasons ahead of an election? Subramanian asked.
A CNN report claims that the Los Angeles Times has denied submitting questions in advance to the White House.
While it is true that Subramanian’s question did not match the notecard’s content, neither the L.A. Times nor the White House has provided any explanation as to how Subramanian’s question matched the content on the notecard.
It’s not the first photo of Biden carrying what are essentially cue cards.
A photographer snapped the notecard Biden was holding during an event at the White House where West Wing staffers gave the president precise instructions.
The notecard said: “You enter the Roosevelt Room to greet participants.” You take your seat.
The notecard told Biden how long to speak, and who he could ask a question or talk to, and even instructed him to thank the participants before leaving the room. I don’t want to pick on the man because everybody is going to age and get old, it is part of life. Nevertheless, there is no way that he is going to be able to physically or mentally serve another term.