Joe Biden on Thursday inadvertently flashed a comically detailed cheat sheet instructing the error-prone leader of the free world on how to act.
President Joe Biden inadvertently held up a comically detailed cheat sheet prepared by his staff on Thursday that instructed the error-prone leader of the free world to “take YOUR seat” and limit his comments to “two minutes.” .
A photographer snapped an image of the document as Biden held it upside down at a meeting with wind industry executives, which he attended after skipping his administration’s morning meeting with oil companies on how to combat record gas prices, the New York Post reports.
The instructions prepared for Mr. Biden, titled “Offshore Wind Drop Sequence of Events,” tell the president to “enter the Roosevelt Room and greet the participants.”
Then the paper says, “YOU take YOUR seat.”
The typed note says that after the reporters arrive, “YOU make brief comments (2 minutes).”
As the reporters leave, “YOU ask AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler a question” and then “YOU thank the participants” and “YOU leave.”
Biden’s use of staff notes at events has been embarrassing before, such as last July, when an attendee scribbled, “Sir, there’s something on your chin.”
He also held that note up in front of reporters and photographers.
Biden has reportedly gotten angry at staff trying to control his message to the point that they even contradict his unexpected public statements without consulting him.
He reportedly reminded staff that he is the president after they said he did not mean what he said in March when he called for Russian President Vladimir Putin to be removed from power over Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
“The so-called cleanup campaign, he has told his advisers, undermines him and suffocates the authenticity that fueled his rise. Worse, it fuels a Republican talking point that he’s not fully in charge,” NBC News reported last month.
A day after Biden’s comment on Putin, White House chief of staff Ron Klain retweeted a message CNN White House correspondent John Harwood, who said Biden’s comment showed a “significant lapse in discipline.”
Republicans often accuse the 79-year-old president of being in mental decline.
Former President Donald Trump claimed before the 2020 election that Biden was cognitively “shot.”
This article originally appeared on the NY Post and was reproduced with permission.
Originally published as ‘YOU take YOUR seat’: A very specific cheat sheet reminds Biden how to act