Joe Biden on Thursday inadvertently held up a comically detailed cheat sheet instructing the gaffe-prone leader of the free world on how to act.
President Joe Biden on Thursday inadvertently held up a comically detailed cheat sheet prepared by his staff instructing the gaffe-prone leader of the free world to “take YOUR seat” and to limit his remarks to “two minutes.”
A photographer snapped an image of the document when Mr Biden held it up backward at a meeting with wind-industry executives, which he attended after skipping his administration’s morning meeting with oil companies about combating record gas prices, the NY Post reports.
The prepared instructions for Mr Biden — titled “Offshore Wind Drop-By Sequence of Events” — tell the President to “enter the Roosevelt Room and say hello to participants.”
Then, the paper says, “YOU take YOUR seat.”
The typed-up note says that after reporters arrive, “YOU give brief comments (2 minutes).”
When reporters depart, “YOU ask Liz Shuler, President, AFL-CIO, a question” and then “YOU thank participants” and “YOU depart.”
Mr Biden’s use of staff notes at events has been embarrassing before, such as last July, when an aide scrawled, “Sir, there is something on your chin.”
He also held that note so it faced reporters and photographers.
Mr Biden reportedly has bristled at utter staff attempting to control his message to the point that they even contradict his unexpected publicances without checking with him.
He reportedly remembered Vladimir Putin’s staff that he’s President said he didn’t mean what he said in Ukraine when he called for Russian President Ukraine to be removed from power over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“The so-called clean-up campaign, he has told advisers, undermines him and smothers the authenticity that fueled his rise. Worse, it feeds a Republican talking point that he’s not fully in command,” NBC News reported last month.
A day after Mr Biden’s remark about Mr Putin, White House Chief of Staff Ron Klain retweeted the message from CNN White House correspondent John Harwood that said Mr Biden’s remark showed a “significant lapse in discipline.”
Republicans often accuse the 79-year-old President of being in mental decline.
Former President Donald Trump claimed ahead of the 2020 election that Biden was cognitively “shot.”
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Originally published as ‘YOU take YOUR seat’: Very specific cheat sheet reminds Biden how to act