Another day, another example of the White House managing down to President Biden’s sagging capability for extemporaneous thought and speech. This example comes via the New York Post.
At a Wednesday press conference with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol, a photographer captured Biden holding a cheat sheet that gave him the full text of a question he would be asked by Los Angeles Times reporter Courtney Subramanian: “How are YOU squaring YOUR domestic priorities — like reshoring semiconductors manufacturing — with alliance-based foreign policy?”
To ensure he called on Subramanian, the cheat sheet also included her photograph. Even the sequence of questioning was choreographed, as the paper indicates she was assigned “Question #1.”
What’s more pathetic — the degree to which Biden’s handlers control the White House press corps, or the rarity with which presidential press conferences happen at all under this president?
As the New York Times put it last week: “In the 100 years since Calvin Coolidge took office, only Richard Nixon and Ronald Reagan held as few news conferences each year as the current occupant of the Oval Office.”