Joe Biden accidentally holds up very specific staff instructions that tell him what to do

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By Carina Murphy

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President Joe Biden made an unfortunate blunder yesterday.

On Thursday (June 23), the 79-year-old president was holding a meeting between wind executives at the White House when he accidentally showed reporters a very embarrassing piece of paper.

The note was essentially a "cheat sheet" that The New York Post reports was written by Biden's staff that detailed instructions telling him exactly when to sit down, when to say hello, and how long to speak for.

A snap of the document was taken by a photographer after Biden inadvertently held it up backward, with the title reading: 'Offshore Wind Drop-By Sequence of Events'. The note then continues to address Biden as "YOU" in capital letters.

The following instructions tell Biden clearly: "YOU enter the Roosevelt Room and say hello to participants."

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It then tells him: "YOU take YOUR seat."

According to the president's official instructions, after reporters arrive he is to speak - but only for a limited time. "YOU give brief comments (2 minutes)," the note reads.

Then, when reporters leave, he is instructed who to ask a question to and reminded to say thank you.

"YOU ask Liz Shuler, President, AFL-CIO, a question", the notes reads, and then “YOU thank participants” and “YOU depart.”

Throughout his presidency, Biden has been known for making blunders during public appearances - a trait which has led to Republican commentators accusing him of being in "mental decline". (Accusations that wife Dr. Jill Biden has branded as "ridiculous".)

Earlier this year, he accidentally referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as "the first lady" instead of "the vice president" while introducing a Women's History Month celebration at the White House.

To make matters worse, Biden was talking about Harris' husband - so when he said "the first lady's husband", he was unintentionally referring to himself.

Meanwhile, last summer reporters picked up on the awkward moment when an aide had to step in and let him know he had something on his face.

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The President was in a meeting with governors and officials when he received a handwritten note. When he picked it up to read, he held the note backward, unintentionally displaying the message his aide had been secretly trying to send him to photographers. "Sir, there is something on your chin," the embarrassing note read, per The New York Post.

Featured Image Credit: Abaca Press / Alamy

Joe Biden accidentally holds up very specific staff instructions that tell him what to do

vt-author-image

By Carina Murphy

Article saved!Article saved!

President Joe Biden made an unfortunate blunder yesterday.

On Thursday (June 23), the 79-year-old president was holding a meeting between wind executives at the White House when he accidentally showed reporters a very embarrassing piece of paper.

The note was essentially a "cheat sheet" that The New York Post reports was written by Biden's staff that detailed instructions telling him exactly when to sit down, when to say hello, and how long to speak for.

A snap of the document was taken by a photographer after Biden inadvertently held it up backward, with the title reading: 'Offshore Wind Drop-By Sequence of Events'. The note then continues to address Biden as "YOU" in capital letters.

The following instructions tell Biden clearly: "YOU enter the Roosevelt Room and say hello to participants."

wp-image-1263159616 size-full
Credit: MediaPunch Inc / Alamy

It then tells him: "YOU take YOUR seat."

According to the president's official instructions, after reporters arrive he is to speak - but only for a limited time. "YOU give brief comments (2 minutes)," the note reads.

Then, when reporters leave, he is instructed who to ask a question to and reminded to say thank you.

"YOU ask Liz Shuler, President, AFL-CIO, a question", the notes reads, and then “YOU thank participants” and “YOU depart.”

Throughout his presidency, Biden has been known for making blunders during public appearances - a trait which has led to Republican commentators accusing him of being in "mental decline". (Accusations that wife Dr. Jill Biden has branded as "ridiculous".)

Earlier this year, he accidentally referred to Vice President Kamala Harris as "the first lady" instead of "the vice president" while introducing a Women's History Month celebration at the White House.

To make matters worse, Biden was talking about Harris' husband - so when he said "the first lady's husband", he was unintentionally referring to himself.

Meanwhile, last summer reporters picked up on the awkward moment when an aide had to step in and let him know he had something on his face.

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Credit: Newscom / Alamy

The President was in a meeting with governors and officials when he received a handwritten note. When he picked it up to read, he held the note backward, unintentionally displaying the message his aide had been secretly trying to send him to photographers. "Sir, there is something on your chin," the embarrassing note read, per The New York Post.

Featured Image Credit: Abaca Press / Alamy