Once again, US President Joe Biden “reveals” the error of “instruction” papers to adhere to regarding “when to sit… when to take a picture… when to shake hands…”, this time while attending the G20 summit.
It showed a close-up of the president sitting and going through a list of instructions that read “You will sit at the center” and “You will deliver opening remarks.” The 79-year-old Biden attended the two-day summit in Bali, Indonesia, along with other world leaders.
Concerns about his health
In his remarks, Biden was also instructed when to take pictures with the other leaders before sitting down. Papers of similar instructions with Biden have been discovered several times, including in June during a meeting with energy executives. The disclosure of these notes raised concerns about his safety and health.
The paper Biden held in his hands included notes instructions for the G20 opening ceremony… From taking pictures to giving opening remarks, Biden knew how to handle when giving his speech. At the top and bottom of the paper, I asked for clear, bold instructions from Biden to turn the page to see his opening statement.
Other detailed notes tell Biden what projects he will announce and that he will be involved in closing the event alongside his co-host. The notes specifically refer to the president as “you” instead of his name. In a separate photo, Biden appeared to be glancing at the notes as he sat across the table.
A sneer wave of the instruction sheet
On various occasions, Biden has gone over his detailed remarks for public viewing several times. And in a June meeting with energy executives at the White House, the president shed light on the plan for how to act. The detailed instructions were titled “Sequence of Events” and required Biden to “go into the Roosevelt Room and say hello to the participants.”
According to the papers, the instructions read: “You take your seat.” The memo then asked the president to speak once the reporters were brought into the room: “You give brief comments (two minutes).” After the reporters left, Biden was asked to speak to some of those present at the meeting. AFL-CIO President Liz Schuller asks a question, then “You thank participants” and “You leave.” Indeed, the meeting ended without incident, but then the eagle-eyed paparazzi quickly realized what the president had revealed.
Earlier this year, Biden was derided for using a printed “instruction sheet” to answer predictable questions when he confronted the media to discuss the Ukraine war. The notes read: “If you’re not advocating regime change, what do you mean? Can you clarify?”
“Does this now threaten to sever unity with your NATO allies?” asked a reporter. Biden had already prepared an answer on the printed card: ‘No.’ NATO has never been more united.
Biden has been seen regularly using instruction cards, and was repeatedly photographed with “instruction sheets” on the campaign trail before taking office.
I always carry this card with me.
He often took out from his pocket the daily information of corona cases, which he referred to regularly. He also used it to give minutiae at the town hall before the election, where he answered a question about taxes.
“I carry this card with me,” Biden said, referring to the paper. He used several sheets of instruction during his first presidential press conference, including one with photos and the names of reporters he planned to call.
Biden also used the notes during his 2021 summit with Putin, while touring damage from Hurricane Ida in Louisiana and on call for reporters at the G-20 summit in Rome.