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New photos show Biden used ‘cheat sheets’ during his first formal press conference

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President Joe Biden referenced cheat sheets during his first formal press conference of his presidency, new photos reveal.

The photos show Biden holding a fact sheet labeled “infrastructure,” with bulleted talking points.

“The United States now ranks 13th globally in infrastructure quality — down from 5th place in 2002,” read one bullet point.

Another bullet point noted that “China spends 3 times more on infrastructure than U.S.”

Despite Biden’s talking points, he mistakenly ranked America 85th in the world in infrastructure, before correcting himself.

25 reporters were permitted to attend Thursday’s press conference.

Biden was seen consulting a sheet that appeared to show pictures of journalists who were in attendance. Some of the reporters were circled, some were not.

Biden answered a limited number of questions from a list from pre-selected reporters.

Many of Biden’s responses were aided by notes he referenced inside of a binder.

Many were quick to criticize the President after his press conference.

“Joe Biden had a cheat sheet with the names and faces marked of which journalists to call on, and he knew EXACTLY what questions would be asked of him. That was not a press conference—that was a play put on by bad faith actors in a pseudo-democracy,” author and political commentator Candace Owens said on Twitter.

“It was not very reassuring today that Biden relied so heavily on generic notes from staff to discuss the growing threat from China,” Steven Miller, a senior advisor to former Republican President Donald Trump, wrote.

“LOL. Joe Biden needed 64 days to prepare for a press conference and still needed a cheat sheet,” another user wrote. “How is this real?”

Former President Donald Trump described Biden’s press conference as “ridiculous” on Fox News’ ‘The Ingraham Angle.’

Trump said that reporters had asked “strange questions” and claimed to have never seen anything like it during his time in office.

“Well, they were strange questions and they were asked in a very interesting way. It was like softballs, like you are throwing softballs up, and it is just a different world,” Trump told host Laura Ingraham, adding that the reporters only asked “easy questions.”

Biden addressed issues regarding coronavirus, the U.S.’s future with China, immigration and unaccompanied minors at the border.

Follow Annaliese Levy on Twitter @AnnalieseLevy

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Trump has chosen his 2024 running mate but hasn’t told them yet

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During a campaign stop on Saturday, former president Donald Trump announced he has chosen his running mate for Vice President; but they are unaware they have been picked by the presumptive Republican presidential nominee.

They will know soon, as the vice-presidential choice will be attending the debate between Trump and President Joe Biden set to take place next week, Trump said.

The first presidential debate between Trump and Biden will air on CNN in primetime for 90 minutes. Trump will be hoping Joe Biden’s age and apparent mental decline will be on display for a national audience.

National Review writes of the VP rumors thus far for the Republican ticket:

North Dakota governor Doug Burgum, Florida senator Marco Rubio, South Carolina senator Tim Scott, and Ohio senator J. D. Vance are names that have come up repeatedly in news reports detailing Trump’s vice-presidential selection process.

Burgum emerged as a vice-presidential option after running a long-shot GOP presidential campaign and becoming a surrogate for Trump upon dropping outof the 2024 primary.

“He’s very well regarded within the Trump circle,” a senior official in Trump’s orbit previously told NR regarding Burgum’s VP chances. He was one of many contenders slated to attend the Republican National Committee’s annual donor retreat in May.

National Review adds Rubio’s prospects of being Trump’s running mate are complicated by the Twelfth Amendment’s language preventing a presidential and vice-presidential candidate from having the same state of residence. Trump changed his official residency to Florida during his presidential term.

South Dakota governor Kristi Noem, Florida representative Byron Donalds, and New York representative Elise Stefanik are other Republicans who have been floated as potential VP selections.

Noem’s vice-presidential chances diminished significantly because of a story she told in her new memoir about killing her dog two decades ago, drawing outrage and bewilderment from across the political spectrum.

Stefanik and Donalds are two of Trump’s most prominent supporters among House Republicans.

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