Busted: Biden ‘cheat sheet’ in back pocket has names, photos of local officials while touring storm damage

Joe Biden is once again facing criticism over his lackluster performance during press appearances, this time over a “cheat sheet” that he used during a trip to Louisiana where he toured areas hit by Hurricane Ida last week, a massive storm that wreaked havoc and left millions without power.

The embattled president arrived at Louis Armstrong New Orleans International Airport and as he strode across the tarmac in his customary black mask, a reporter spotted the card protruding from Biden’s rear pocket.

According to the New York Post, the document “sticking out of his pants pocket” included names and pictures of local officials including New Orleans Mayor LaToya Cantrell and Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng. Biden also appeared to have a script with talking points.

The president was greeted by Louisiana’s Democrat Governor John Bel Edwards, the state’s two Republican senators Bill Cassidy and John Kennedy, Mayor Cantrell and GOP Rep. Steve Scalise, before embarking on his tour of areas affected by the category four storm.

The “cheat sheet” resulted in harsh words for Biden, who regularly fumbles his way through press conferences even on his best days and rarely takes questions.

Lisa Boothe, a Fox News contributor expressed exasperation with the POTUS, “Can Joe Biden do anything without a cheat sheet? He couldn’t give a speech on Afghanistan after 5 PM,” she said, “It’s abundantly clear he’s not operating on full cylinders. He should be in retirement, not leading a country. It’s time we start talking about it more. Everyone sees it.”

Former White House Press Secretary Kayleigh McEnany told Fox News, “President Trump certainly never carried a ‘cheat sheet’ with him,” she said. “As any good staff would, we often provided him with a pocket card before he left the plane, but he usually just left it on Air Force 1 and definitely never relied on it to remember the names of those he was meeting on the tarmac.”

Twitter hammered Biden with a hurricane of mockery:

It isn’t the first time that Biden has used a “cheat sheet” either. He used a similar visual aid during his first formal press conference in March.

Biden also had to resort to notes during his high-stakes meeting with Russian President Vladimir Putin in Geneva this summer.

The optics couldn’t be worse for Biden, especially after his repeated stumbles with the press over the last few weeks as he responded to the dumpster fire in Afghanistan and it isn’t going to get easier when fall arrives and it becomes clear that he has failed to get COVID under control as he has repeatedly promised.

Following his stop in Louisiana, Biden made a beeline for the sanctuary of his Delaware home, where he will spend the long holiday weekend.

Chris Donaldson

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