A cheat sheet held by President Biden during a Wednesday, April 26 press conference revealed that the 80-year-old US leader had advance knowledge of a question from a journalist.
Photojournalists attending the press conference, which celebrated 70 years of US-South Korea ties, in the White House Rose Garden, Washington, DC, on Wednesday, captured Biden holding crib notes presumably prepared by aides, reported the New York Post.
One of the crib sheets, dated April 26, showed a picture of Los Angeles Times reporter Courtney Subramanian alongside details of her surname’s pronunciation and “Question #1” handwritten at the top, indicating he had prior knowledge of a vetted question from the journalist.
“How are YOU squaring YOUR domestic priorities — like reshoring semiconductors manufacturing — with alliance-based foreign policy?” read a question from Los Angeles Times reporter Courtney Subramanian.
Biden held another crib note listing the names of other administration officials in the order in which they would speak.
The incident came a day after the US leader formally announced his campaign for re-election in 2024. His physician reported the president was in good health in February, but refused to field questions from reporters about his cognitive strength.
However, Biden has been seen before holding similar detailed cheat sheets.
In June 2022, he revealed a crib note with detailed instructions, including “YOU enter the Roosevelt Room and say hello to participants,” and, “YOU take YOUR seat.
In July 2021, Biden was captured with a note from an aide reading: “Sir, there is something on your chin.”
Biden at 80, is America’s oldest ever president.