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.
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To add insult to injury, Williams lives on the military base simply for its “affordability.” A representative for Williams told the New York Post “when he needed a new home for his family in 2019, they chose a publicly available unit in Fort Hamilton not because of its position on a base but because it offered the best unit for his family’s price point and criteria.”
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