Since he decided to run for president, Joe Biden’s age and mental acuity have been a big cause for concern, but it has been met with pushback from the other side, who are quick to claim ageism.
Despite the pushback, there has been plenty of evidence to suggest that he is in mental decline.
WATCH – Confused Biden needs the Secretary of State to show him how to leave the room. pic.twitter.com/fHtkMo8QA2
— The First (@TheFirstonTV) October 18, 2023
BIDEN (very confused): "Oh, I get to ask…" pic.twitter.com/WZE9fpTldG
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) October 25, 2023
For his part, Biden also doesn’t think his age is affecting his ability to do the job.
Biden: You may have noticed, a lot of people have focused on my age. I get it. I know better than anyone but there’s something else I know… When I came to office and this nation was on its back, I knew what to do. I vaccinated the nation and rebuilt the economy. pic.twitter.com/xN7kX2Xmhv
— Acyn (@Acyn) September 24, 2023
But, during a joint press conference with Australian Prime Minister Anthony Albanese on Wednesday, Biden was apparently caught once again using a cheat sheet of reporters.
During the press conference, Albanese and Biden took questions from four reporters, two from each of their respective countries.
Joe Biden has once again been caught with a cheat sheet of reporters to call on pic.twitter.com/IstbFkT4W9
— Townhall.com (@townhallcom) October 26, 2023
Nearly 24 hours later, an image from the press conference began circulating online that appeared to show Biden carrying a note card with the reporters’ names and faces.
The names of the reporters on the list include PBS’ Laura Barrón-López, USA Today’s Joey Garrison, Australia’s Channel 10 Network Political Editor Ashleigh Raper and The Australian’s Jeff Chambers.
All four were the reporters who asked questions at the event.
From Fox News:
Barrón-López had a notable exchange with Biden when he rejected the premise of her question about the implications of the Palestinian death toll, saying he has “no confidence” the numbers from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Health Ministry are truthful.
A similar note card appeared during a joint press conference with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol in April. That cheat sheet had the photo, name, and name pronunciation of Los Angeles Times journalist Courtney Subramanian under “Question #1,” along with what appeared to be a pre-written question.
“How are YOU squaring YOUR domestic priorities — like reshoring semiconductors manufacturing — with alliance-based foreign policy?” Biden’s note read.
Subramanian was, in fact, called upon first and asked, “Your top economic priority has been to build up U.S. domestic manufacturing in competition with China, but your rules against expanding chip manufacturing in China is hurting South Korean companies that rely heavily on Beijing. Are you damaging a key ally in the competition with China to help your domestic politics ahead of the election?”
Joe Biden had a cheat sheet with the names and faces marked of which journalists to call on, and he knew EXACTLY what questions would be asked of him.
That was not a press conference—that was a play put on by bad faith actors in a pseudo-democracy. pic.twitter.com/ee56Xcg63M
— Candace Owens (@RealCandaceO) March 26, 2021
The White House did not respond for a comment to Fox News Digital regarding Biden’s reliance on a note card when calling on reporters at Wednesday’s press conference. The four reporters also did not respond for a comment on whether their questions were previewed ahead of time.
The reality of the situation is Biden isn’t the first president to use cheat cards to identify reporters, considering the fact that there are a lot of them at these press conferences.
But, the fact that they provide him with the questions that they are going to ask him before the press conference proves that the mainstream media is doing their part to protect him, which the White House has denied.
White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre
Commenting on a question about Biden's cheat sheet on working with journalists, she replied: “We do not have specific questions in advance. That's not what we're doing, and actually, I'd like to point out, the question asked was… pic.twitter.com/o7HbP4hm1u
— Sprinter (@Sprinter99800) April 27, 2023