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Joe Biden Caught Using Note Cards During Speech To Answer Questions

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President Joe Biden was taken to task after a speech in which he appeared to use note cards to stick to his script and answer tough questions.

The card, which was photographed, was titled “Tough Putin Q & A Talking Points,” and explained how the man many have called a “puppet” was to answer them.

Part of the noted read:

“’If you weren’t advocating for regime change, what did you mean? Can you clarify?” it said as a possible question he would be asked.

“I was expressing the moral outrage I felt towards the actions of this man,” one of the answers read.

“I was not articulating a change in policy,” another said.

And he was asked a question like that by Fox News reporter Peter Doocy, though he went off script again.

“Are you worried that other leaders in the world are going to start to doubt that America is back if some of these big things that you say on the world stage keep getting walked back?” the reporter said.

“What’s getting walked back?” the president responded.

“It — made it sound like, just in the last couple of days — it sounded like you told U.S. troops they were going to Ukraine.  It sounded like you said it was possible the U.S. would use a chemical weapon.  And it sounded like you were calling for regime change in Russia,” Doocy said.

“None of the three occurred,” Biden said.

“None of the three occurred?” Doocy said quizzically.

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“None of the three,” Biden said again though there is video and documentation showing that all three of those things happened.

After talking about other topics Doocy got back to what the president said about Russian President Vladimir Putin.

“Mr. President, I still want to get back to your original words that he cannot remain in power.  Can you help us understand: You have more foreign policy experience than any President who has ever held this office.  Whether those are your personal feelings or your feelings as President, do you understand why people would believe you, as someone commanding one of the largest nuclear arsenals in the world, saying someone cannot remain in power is a statement of U.S. policy? And also, are you concerned about propaganda use of those remarks by the Russians?” the reporter said.

“No and no,” the president said.

“Tell me why.  You have so much experience.  You are the leader of this country.

“Because it’s ridiculous.  Nobody believes we’re going to take town — I was going to — I was talking about taking down Putin.  Nobody who believes that,” he said.

Another part of the notes references how to answer recent comments by French President Emmanuel Macron who appeared to chastise the president for his comments.

“Is this now threatening to splinter unity with your NATO allies?” the card said of the possible question.

“No. NATO has never been more united,” the answer said.

In an interview with F Channel 3 in France, the French president advised his counterpart to refrain from using that language, Reuters reported.

“I wouldn’t use this type of wording because I continue to hold discussions with President Putin,” he said. “We want to stop the war that Russia has launched in Ukraine without escalation — that’s the objective. If this is what we want to do, we should not escalate things — neither with words nor actions.”

The French president on Friday had said he was seeking to hold more talks with President Putin in the coming days regarding the situation in Ukraine as well as an initiative to help people leave the besieged city of Mariupol.

President Putin sent his troops into Ukraine on what he calls a “special military operation” to demilitarise and “denazify” Ukraine. Ukraine and the West say Putin launched an unprovoked war of aggression.

Far-right French presidential candidate Marine Le Pen said she backed Macron’s approach.

“Obviously, those are words that add oil to the fire,” the candidate said when asked about the president’s comments

“The fact that the president of the Republic is not entering into this escalation is a good thing,” she said.

The president was roasted on twitter for using the cards.

“The Biden presidency just keeps getting more embarrassing. He isn’t well and even with the questions in advance they still have to write out answers out for him,” Clay Travis said.

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“I can’t believe this is the President’s pocket card! I’m surprised it didn’t start with: ‘Hi, my name is President Biden…,’ Kayleigh McEnany said.

“How much longer can this continue?” Tammy Bruce tweeted.

“Get grandpa to the nursing home already,” Breitbart reporter Sara Gonzales said.

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