Biden slammed for “cheat sheet” he used in Louisiana when investigating storm damage: “Weak and incompetent”
President Joe Biden visited Louisiana on Friday where he appeared to bring a “cheat sheet” containing names and photographs of local officials with some talking points, according to a report detailing his visit.
Biden, who toured and spoke in the state in the wake of the widespread destruction caused by Hurricane Ida, visited the damaged areas of Reserve and LaPlace. Biden could be seen carrying the notes in his back pocket as he was met on the New Orleans tarmac by Louisiana Governor John Bel Edwards and the senses Bill Cassidy, R-La., And John Kennedy, R -The, according to the New York Post.
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On notes photographed in Biden’s back pocket, the names of Jefferson Ward President Cynthia Lee Sheng and New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell could be seen.
“Can Joe Biden do anything without a cheat sheet? He couldn’t give a speech on Afghanistan after 5 pm,” Fox News contributor Lisa Boothe said. “It is quite clear that he is not running at full capacity. He should be retired, not leading a country. It is time we started talking about it more. Everyone sees it. “
Kayleigh McEnany, who served as press secretary to former President Trump, told Fox News that Trump never relied on a “cheat sheet.”
“President Trump certainly never took a ‘cheat sheet’ with him,” McEnany said. “As any good staff would, we often provided him with a pocket card before he left the plane, but he usually left it on Air Force 1 and certainly never relied on it to remember the names of. those he met on the tarmac. “
This isn’t the first time Biden has been seen with a “cheat sheet.” In March, during his first official press conference, Biden continually referred to the notes he brought with him that were printed on cards.
Photos taken at the event showed Biden holding a card titled “infrastructure,” with key stats and talking points. One point specified that “China spends 3 times more on infrastructure than the United States”
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In another photo, Biden was seen viewing a sheet that appeared to show photos and media from reporters who attended his press conference. Some of the journalists pictured had a number circled next to their footage.
“Given his history of hiding in his basement during the presidential election, it’s no surprise that President Biden is dependent on cheat sheets,” Fox News associate Deneen Borelli said of the controversial. “Biden is lost and groped badly without notes and without the teleprompter. It is fundamentally dangerous that the United States has such a weak and incompetent president. The world is watching, including our adversaries.
Borelli added: “The candidate at the time, Biden, was not challenged by the media and when he was interviewed he was asked about softball. Now America knows why its managers want him to have limited access to the media because he is unable to communicate in a meaningful way. “
The use of correspondence cards is not unprecedented in presidential press conferences. In November 2019, former President Donald Trump held a notebook with handwritten prompts during a press conference on testimony given at his first impeachment hearing.
Fox News’s Thomas Barabbi and David Aaro contributed to this article.