See Cheat Sheets Biden Used During His First Press Conference

Biden only took questions from a list of journalists whose names and outlets he read from a cue card. A photo of the card shows circled numbers around select reporters.

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See Cheat Sheets Biden Used During His First Press Conference / Photo credit: Daily Post

Some new photos have revealed several cheat sheets President Joe Biden used during his Thursday press conference, including one with the headshots and names of reporters he planned to call on.

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The president also used notes to assist with facts about US infrastructure, a policy area Biden is focusing on during his first months in the White House.

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President Joe Biden speaks during the first formal press conference of his presidency / Photo credit: NYP

“The United States now ranks 13th globally in infrastructure quality — down from 5th place in 2002,” read one bullet point.

But despite having the answers in front of him, Biden still slipped up, saying America ranked 85th in the world in infrastructure, before correcting himself.

The press pool at Thursday’s briefing, the first one held by Biden since taking office 65 days ago, was limited to 25 reporters.

Biden only took questions from a list of journalists whose names and outlets he read from a cue card. A photo of the card shows circled numbers around select reporters.

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President Joe Biden looks on notes as he answers questions from journalists during the first formal press conference of his presidency / Photo credit: NYP

In the early stages of the 62 minutes presser, in which Biden fielded 10 questions, the president appeared to repeatedly lose focus on what he was saying, forgetting questions and asking reporters if they wanted him to give detailed answers.

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Joe Biden note’s show the faces of reporters at the https://surgezirc.com/2021/03/25/kourtney-kardashian-reflects-on-negative-ex-bf-says-he-still-texts-her/press conference / Photo credit: NYP

These photos show that almost all his responses were supported by notes he kept inside a three-ring binder.

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The President abruptly concluded the press conference, telling reporters, “but folks. I’m going,” without sticking around for a follow-up question.

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