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President Joe Biden speaks during an offshore wind meeting at the White House on June 23, 2022.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

  • Joe Biden accidentally revealed his cue card for a meeting at the White House, with very simple instructions.

  • They included “YOU take YOUR seat” as well as an instruction to say hello to guests.

  • Cue cards are common, but right-wing commentators have treated this one as a serious blunder.

President Joe Biden accidentally revealed a cue card during a meeting at the White House on Thursday, offering an outline of very simple instructions for the meeting process.

Biden delivered remarks in the Roosevelt Room to a gathering of state governors about partnering with 11 states to accelerate the growth of the offshore wind industry and its domestic supply chain in the United States.

The photographer documenting the event captured one of the documents Biden used during the meeting: a cue card titled “The President” with the title of the event, followed by pointed instructions apparently for Biden.

A photo of the listing, which is somewhat blurry, can be seen below:

Biden accidentally flashed a cue card telling him exactly where to go and what to do at a White House event

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A close-up of the cue card held by Joe Biden during a meeting with wind energy leaders at the White House on June 23, 2022. Image cropped by Insider.Drew Angerer/Getty Images/Insider

The complete list of instructions reads as follows:

  • “YOU walk into the Roosevelt room and say hello to the attendees.”

  • “YOU take YOUR seat.”

  • “Press Enter.”

  • “YOU make brief comments […]“This note was partially blocked by Biden’s finger.

  • “The press is leaving.”

  • “YOU ask AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler a question. Note: Liz is joining virtually.”

  • “YOU thank the participants.”

  • “You go.”

It is not uncommon for a leader’s press team to produce a memorandum of events, including instructions for the speaker. The White House press office did not immediately respond to Insider’s request for comment early Friday.

But the simplicity of the instructions – which included “YOU leave” at the end – prompted speculative comments among Biden’s political opponents, including far-right former presidential adviser Steven Miller.

Miller tweeted, in reference to the card: “There must be emergency hearings next year on the 25th Amendment,” the amendment referring to the impeachment of an incapacitated president. There is no evidence that Biden is incapacitated.

Right-wing media also treated Biden to be seen with such a list as a serious gaffe, with high-profile figures at The daily caller, the DailyWireand satirical site Babylon Bee commenting on it.

Biden accidentally flashed a cue card telling him exactly where to go and what to do at a White House event

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President Joe Biden speaks during an offshore wind meeting at the White House on June 23, 2022.Drew Angerer/Getty Images

At the event, Biden stayed with his often repeated position connecting renewables to the economy: “When I think ‘climate’, when I think ‘environment’, I think ‘jobs'”, he said.

In March 2021, the Biden administration announced a goal of producing 30 gigawatts of offshore wind by 2030. In doing so, the administration says it will create 77,000 jobs and avoid 78 million metric tons of emissions. of CO2.

“The last administration tried to block offshore wind because they thought it might cause cancer. That’s no joke,” Biden said Thursday, referring to former President Donald Trump’s comments in 2019 hinting at a long-debunked conspiracy theory.

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