U.S. President Joe Biden used “cheat sheets” detailing key policy points and the personalities of journalists present at Thursday’s briefing. This was reported by Fox News Channel on Friday, March 26.
The event was the politician’s first official press conference as president. In a photo taken by reporters, Biden is holding a “cheat sheet” labeled “Infrastructure” with data and talking points. As reporters discerned, one item said, “China spends three times as much on infrastructure as the United States.”
Another photo shows a cheat sheet with the data of journalists who attended his press conference. A number was circled next to the photos of some reporters.
Only 25 reporters were allowed into the press conference, and Biden answered a limited number of questions from a list of pre-selected journalists before leaving the podium. As the network notes, the press conference was mostly allowed to the media friendly to the Biden administration. Critics have already urged administration officials to make the president of the United States available to the press.
Biden answered questions related to the ongoing crisis on the southern border, his views on calls to end piracy, the withdrawal of U.S. troops from Afghanistan, and other topics. He also talked about his plans to run for a second term in 2024.
As reported the day before, a video surfaced on the Web showing how, when asked by reporters how the president was preparing for his upcoming press conference, Biden replied, “What press conference?”