President Joe Biden’s use of a “cheat sheet” during Wednesday’s press conference with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeo has prompted swift criticism this week.
During a segment of “Outnumbered,” Kayleigh McEnany and the other co-hosts attacked Vice President Joe Biden after a camera captured a close-up image of him using a detailed cheat sheet that appeared to include a query from an L.A. Times reporter.
McEnany, who has taken some time off this year due to the birth of her second child and the release of her new book, wasted no time in attacking Biden and emphasizing that she had never encountered a circumstance like this during her tenure as press secretary in the Trump administration.
“It is really something. The question involves semiconductors. It also involved alliances and how it would be affected. I can tell you, I never had that level of detail to provide President Trump from a legacy print media outlet like this one. Occasionally you’d have foreign reporters have a very nuanced question they want to ask him that’s trying to get a leg up in the briefing. But the idea that a reporter from the L.A. Times would give this, it really is something,” McEnany said.
Below is a video of the cheat document, which included a photo of the reporter and an explanation of how to pronounce her surname. Additionally, “Question #1” was handwritten at the top of the sheet, signifying that the president should call on her first following his remarks.
“How are YOU squaring YOUR domestic priorities — like reshoring semiconductors manufacturing — with alliance-based foreign policy?” read the question in Biden’s hand.
Joe Biden was caught red-handed with a cheat sheet that contained the names and questions of reporters he was scheduled to answer.
Listen as this reporter goes along with the scam and functions as the propaganda arm of the U.S. political establishment.pic.twitter.com/4AIWc9Kr6c
— KanekoaTheGreat (@KanekoaTheGreat) April 27, 2023
McEnany stated that while it is conceivable that the reporter provided topics to the White House press team, it appears the team was given a heads-up in order to prepare a response for Biden.
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“I talked to several members of my staff who were in the lower press. I was in upper press, and lower presses where you had interactions on a daily basis with reporters. It’s really the front lines. And they said, no, nobody was coming to us with topics, with exact questions,” she said. “Occasionally we would get the topic, but certainly not the question. And they said to me, we put in the work. So when we came to you, and we said, we think this person’s going to ask this or that person’s going to ask this, it’s because we looked at their Twitter feed, we looked at their articles, we did the research, and we could surmise what we thought the reporter would ask. But it was putting in the work, not getting a head start, as it seems to be in this case.” CONTINUE READING…