Photos taken at a White House meeting with cabinet members show specific directions listed for President Biden.
A chart showing the relative heights of proposed offshore wind turbines to well-known landmarks like the Empire State Building and the Eiffel Tower was presented to Vice President Joe Biden on Thursday during remarks at a “Meeting on Federal-State Offshore Wind Implementation Partnership.”
Over the course of the conversation, I noticed him reading from an additional note card that he had in his hand.
Other than that, there was a list of instructions for President Obama on the side that faced the cameras.
“YOU enter the Roosevelt Room and say hello to participants,” the first bullet point read. “YOU take YOUR seat.”
After a 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 roughly eight minutes.
Once when the “Press departs,” Biden was then told, “YOU ask Liz Shuler, President, AFL-CIO, a question,” with a note that Shuler was “joining virtually.”
According to a White House official, politicians and government officials use this format at public events on a regular basis.
Hannah Hankins, a former White House official in charge of Obama’s communications, told Fox News that the president used a similar note-taking format while in office.
In the past, Biden’s notes have gone viral, and this isn’t the first time. During a news briefing on the Russia-Ukraine conflict in March, he was photographed holding a card that read, “Tough Putin Q&A Talking Points.
“Sir, there is something on your chin,” read a note given to the president at a July event.
Biden isn’t the first president to have notes draw media attention. In 2018, President Trump was seen holding handwritten notes which included prepared responses like “I hear you” during a listening session at the White House with families of Parkland victims following the mass shooting at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School.
Trump also had handwritten notes go viral that read, “I want no quid pro quo,” during his first impeachment trial in 2019.
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