President Joe Biden was spotted holding “cheat sheets” during his first formal press conference on Thursday.
Photos taken during the event showed Biden holding cards labeled as “infrastructure” along with key details and points. One of the bullet points noted that “China spends 3 times more on infrastructure than the U.S.”
Only 25 reporters were allowed to attend the press conference. President Biden took a very limited number of questions from a list of pre-selected reporters before leaving the podium.
Another photo that was shared on social media showed President Biden looking at a sheet that had pictures and news outlets of the journalists who were permitted to attend the press conference.
This is not the first time a President has used note cards in a press conference. Back in November 2019, Donald Trump also sported a notebook with handwritten prompts during a press conference on testimony delivered at his first impeachment hearing.
The critics have called out the Biden Administration to ensure that President Biden is available to the press on a regular basis. He shall take questions impromptu as it is the right of the Americans to know the real truth about the Administration.
White House Press Secretary Jen Psaki holds briefings on a daily basis.
President Joe Biden answered the questions of the reporters related to the ongoing migrant crisis at the southern border, his view on calls to end the filibusters, reopening of the schools, coronavirus vaccines, the stimulus checks delivery, and the American Rescue Plan.
President Joe Biden also mentioned his foreign policy measures and the challenges he is facing on the diplomatic front.
President Biden has made his intentions clear about running for reelection in 2024.
As expected, the gun control issue was not discussed in detail. There has been a marked increase in the number of shooting incidents in the past couple of weeks.
While wrapping up his first news conference he claimed that he was more than willing to work with Republicans in the best interest of the country.