Gaffe-prone President Joe Biden is making headlines after a press conference on Sunday in England where he was filmed fiddling with his notecards toward the end of the briefing.
That in and of itself was no cause for concern, but a closer look at what was ON those notecards has people talking. One America News was filming the press conference and was able to zoom in on the cards which were riddled with anti-Trump talking points.
Innocuously labeled “DOJ Talking Points,” the cards featured several topics, almost all of which had to do with President Trump’s Justice Department.
The topline messaging included:
“Trump abused power/Trump DOJ out of control
“Now we have to clean it up
“I’ve made it clear this DOJ will reflect my values and principles/priorities, not Donald Trump’s.
“They include respect for Congress as co-equal, freedom of the press, and voting rights.
“That’s why I thought the Voting Rights Initiative announced by the Attorney General was very important.”
If Biden’s notecards are any indication, it would appear the president needed a scripted reminder of just how much he hates President Trump.
As luck would have it, Biden did not need his anti-Trump, DOJ script because not a single reporter asked him about the DOJ.
And not a single reporter asked Biden about the Justice Department during that press conference…
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) June 15, 2021
Where are the notes on his socks and favorite ice cream flavor? Come on Team Biden, at least give the press what they want.
Critics took to Twitter to respond to the cringe-worthy gaffe:
Joe Biden needs a flash card to remind him that he thinks everything is Trump’s fault.
How pathetic. pic.twitter.com/5SRHUDf7z5
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) June 15, 2021
If he can’t read a teleprompter, how can he read flash cards?🤔
— illgottenjames (@illgottenjames) June 16, 2021
Somebody should compile all the excuses people are using for Biden’s performance from his inauguration until election 2024. Let’s see if they get more outrageous as time goes on.
— Phillipa Coleman (@ColemanPhillipa) June 16, 2021
— Otto Huang (@OttoHuang120) June 16, 2021
There are too many cards. Is there an index?
— Crazy Pianist (@yangkevinyang) June 16, 2021
So crazy. Just otherworldly insane that he is the leader of the free world.
— JM Attas ★ (@TxAdv1) June 16, 2021
I miss trump
— ً (@knottzFPS) June 16, 2021
Trump never needed Flash Cards….
— Pamela (@Pamsta67) June 15, 2021
Do they write when to mumble incoherently onto the cards?
— The Gen Z Conservative (@TheGenZConserv1) June 15, 2021
Well how else is he going to know what “they” want him to say?
— Virus-Free Cornbread (@JerOHMee) June 15, 2021
The content on the cards isn’t surprising, as the long-observed but unspoken policy, “politics ends at the water’s edge,” has been rendered moot following Biden’s trip.
Earlier in the week, Biden slammed the Republican Party in remarks overseas, calling them a “significant minority”.
Biden’s hypocrisy is evident. In 2019 his campaign criticized Trump during a trip to Japan on Memorial Day after Trump said he “smiled” when North Korean dictator Kim Jong-un labeled Biden a “low IQ individual,” followed by other insults.
Kate Bedingfield, Biden’s deputy campaign manager, told Fox News at the time that the comments were “beneath the dignity of the office.”
She continued, saying “to side repeatedly with a murderous dictator against a fellow American and former Vice President speaks for itself. And it’s part of a pattern of embracing autocrats at the expense of our institutions.”
Biden held his cards throughout the press conference, but he did not specifically address the Trump administration’s DOJ. Instead, he declared that “America is back at the table” thanks to taxpayer-funded efforts to distribute vaccines to “nations who are poor and having trouble finding vaccines.”
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