President Joe Biden brought a cheat sheet to a press conference this week, demonstrating previous awareness of a journalist’s question.
The cheat sheet included a picture of Los Angeles Times reporter Courtney Subramanian, instructions on how to correctly say her name and her presidential question.
“How are YOU reconciling domestic priorities, such as reshoring the production of semiconductors with ally-based foreign policy?” The question was written.
Biden used the cheat sheet amid a joint news conference with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, during which the two leaders talked about North Korean nuclear concerns.
An additional cheat sheet displayed “the names of the additional officials from the Biden administration to relay the sequence in which remarks would be presented at the press conference,” according to the New York Post.
“Does this mean that his answer pre-clears each question?” Senator Mike Lee (R-UT) inquired.
“I am pleased that the American media elite is so balanced in its treatment of Republicans and Dems. A great deal of fairness,” Lee said cynically.
Mike Cernovich questioned Subramanian about how her query landed on a note card that was in the president’s hand.
“How do you go about having your question approved in advance by the Biden administration? To whom do you submit it for approval? Is it demeaning for you to submit to this procedure and then fail to reveal the arrangement to viewers and readers?” Cernovich inquired.
During a press appearance more than two years ago, Biden was caught utilizing a similar cheat sheet. Oliver Contreras, a White House pool photographer, grabbed a cheat sheet with headshot images of the reporters in the press conference with numbers marked by the photo of each journalist he called on.