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Biden flashes notes on how to sit and walk — Analysis

The US president was spotted with a highly detailed ‘cheat sheet’ reminding him to say hello to reporters and to sit in his own chair

The US President Joe Biden accidentally showed off a pre-prepared note card with instructions on basic actions for a briefing. It included step-by–step directions, such as how to enter, sit, and how long. 

While addressing reporters during a ‘Meeting on Federal State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership’ on Thursday, Biden was seen reading off the ‘cheat sheet,’ at one point holding it up long enough for photographers to capture a clear shot. 

“YOU enter the Roosevelt Room and say hello to participants,”It reminded the President that the note card had been sent. “YOU take YOUR seat”Before reporters arrived.

Biden went on with the bullet-pointed checklist to guide him to give “brief comments”He was then instructed to address Liz Shuler, the AFL-CIO’s labor leader. Liz attended the meeting via remote. Then, he was told to “thank participants”And “depart.”

Fox News was told by a Fox News former White House communication official that the cards were very precise and could be used for basic gestures. “a very standard format used by politicians and government officials at public events,” adding that it was also employed by Biden’s former boss, ex-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 there was “something on [his] chin”Last July, during an event. A sheet entitled “The president” was seen on his arm, more recently after the Russian counterpart Vladimir Putin appeared to be threatening him in March. “Tough Putin Q&A Talking Points,”He was also advised by them on how to handle questions from journalists. 

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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