Biden shows ‘cheat sheet’ at G20 reminding him where to sit

President Biden was once again spotted using a detailed “cheat sheet” — this time at the G20 summit in Bali — instructing him where to sit, when to deliver remarks and when to pose for photos.

The 79-year-old commander-in-chief was attending an event on the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment on Tuesday when photographers snapped a picture of him leafing through pages of notes.

The typed-up memo gave Biden step-by-step instructions on what to do during the meeting and referred to the president as “YOU” in bold red letters.

“YOU, [Indonesian] President Widodo, and [Japanese] Prime Minister Kishida will take a photo directly before the event starts,” one bullet point read.

Additional instructions said, “YOU will sit at the center” and “YOU will deliver opening remarks (5 minutes).”

The notes also reminded Biden: “YOU will close the event alongside YOUR co-hosts.”

A close-up photo of Biden's notes shows extremely detailed instructions printed in red ink, with the president being addressed as "YOU."
A close-up photo of Biden’s notes shows extremely detailed instructions printed in red ink, with the president being addressed as “YOU.”
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President Joe Biden attends an event on the Partnership for Global Infrastructure and Investment on the sidelines of the G20 Summit in Nusa Dua on the Indonesian resort island of Bali on November 15.
Biden was reminded to sit at the center and speak for 5 minutes.
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At the top and bottom of the sheet, the note’s unknown author printed a boldface reminder to Biden to turn the page for his opening statement.

This isn’t the first time that Biden has been caught using stage directions during public engagements.

During a June meeting with wind industry executives, Biden inadvertently flashed a comically detailed paper that directed the president to “enter the Roosevelt Room and say hello to participants.”

It also said: “YOU take YOUR seat” and “YOU give brief comments (2 minutes).”

In July 2021, Biden inadvertently showed a note from a staffer alerting him that there was something on his chin.

In June, Biden accidentally flashed a "cheat sheet" that directed the president to "say hello" to the participants of a meeting.
In June, Biden accidentally flashed a “cheat sheet” that directed the president to “say hello” to the participants of a meeting.
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Biden’s frequent and well-documented reliance on cue cards has fueled speculation among his critics that the septuagenarian has been experiencing a cognitive decline.

Biden, who turns 80 on Sunday, said during a recent interview that it’s “totally legitimate” for voters to question whether someone his age can serve a potential second term in the White House — but he urged people to judge for themselves whether he’s physically and mentally fit for office.

“I think the best way to make the judgment is to watch me,” he said. “Am I slowing up? Am I going at the same pace?”

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