President Joe Biden fuels concerns about his mental acuity after being photographed with a sheet containing several written notes, including a question from a reporter from a Los Angeles Times reporter.
On Wednesday, a photographer managed to capture with his camera the information on a piece of paper that the president had in his possession during a joint press conference with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol.
In the image it can be seen that the president had prior knowledge of a question that would be asked of him by the Los Angeles Times reporter Courtney Subramanian. "How do YOU reconcile your domestic priorities, such as retargeting semiconductor manufacturing, with a foreign policy based on alliances?" the paper reads.
The sheet also contained names of other administration officials who participated in the White House event and possible talking points.
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Biden's mistake of leaving the notes out in the open could fuel doubts about the president's ability to govern, especially now that he has made official his candidacy for presidential reelection in 2024.
The 80-year-old president has already had several memory lapses and disorientations in publicand although earlier this year the White House physician said Biden was a "healthy and vigorous" man physically, he declined to answer reporters' questions about his cognitive ability.
Another sheet with exposed notes
It should be noted that this is not the first time that Joe Biden has exposed notes with detailed instructions during events. Last June, a photographer also managed to capture the information on a piece of paper that the president had with particular and very detailed instructions.
"Enter the Roosevelt Room and greet the participants", "take YOUR seat", "thank the participants and "you are leaving", were some of the messages written on the paper.