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President Joe Biden may have raised new concerns about his cognitive abilities while attending the G20 Conference in Bali, Indonesia, earlier this week.
According to photographs published online and by Getty Images, Biden appeared at one point to again utilize so-called “cheat sheets” that provided him with instructions on what to say and do during various events.
One online user referred to it as “your daily Joe Moment.”
Your daily Joe Moment: Biden't manual of instruction and cheat sheet of what to do at Bali G20. Remarkably detailed block letters step-by-step for the leader of the Free World: pic.twitter.com/bpfGUKa2Ua
— Bashkarma🌏 (@Karmabash) November 17, 2022
Conservative commentator Benny Johnson also noted the sheets in a Twitter post.
Biden accidentally CAUGHT again taking list of commands from his handlers like a puppy:
“YOU… will take a photo”
“YOU will sit”
“YOU will deliver opening remarks” pic.twitter.com/70ZJ3uSrXr
— Benny Johnson (@bennyjohnson) November 16, 2022
Per the Western Journal, the sheets read:
–YOU, President Widodo [Indonesia], and Prime Minister Kishida [Cambodia] will take a photo directly before the event starts.
–YOU will sit at the center, front tables alongside President Widodo and President von der Leyen [President of the EU].
–Photos will be taken of the leaders seated around the table.
–President Widodo delivers remarks (5 minutes) and introduces YOU.
–YOU will deliver opening remarks (5 minutes), then introduce President von der Leyen.
In September 2021, Biden first turned heads with apparent cheat sheets when he toured damage in Louisiana caused by Hurricane Ida and was also photographed with them, the New York Post reported.
“Biden walked to the Marine One helicopter with a cheat sheet of officials’ names and photos, including those of Cantrell and Jefferson Parish President Cynthia Lee Sheng sticking out of his pants pocket. He also appeared to have a script in his pocket,” The Post report noted.
Then, as now, the cheat sheets raised new concerns about the aging president’s cognitive abilities, which Republicans have routinely mentioned in the past, including urging Biden to take a cognitive test like then-President Donald Trump agreed to do.
In early October, one of Trump’s former top advisers laced into his Biden during an interview following an incident earlier in the week that left many Republicans shaking their heads.
Stephen Miller warned in an interview with Newsmax TV’s Eric Bolling that Biden’s cognitive decline is a danger to the country and the world, saying that he really should not be carrying on as leader of the free world.
Miller’s remarks came after Biden appeared to be looking for the late Republican Indiana Rep. Jackie Walorski, who died in a motor vehicle accident in August, at an event in Washington on Wednesday.
“And I want to thank all of you here, including bipartisan elected officials like Representative McGovern, Senator Braun, Senator Booker, Representative — Jackie, are you here? Where’s Jackie? I didn’t think she was — she wasn’t going to be here — to help make this a reality. And thanks to Senator Stabenow, Representative DeLauro for their leadership,” he said.
"Jackie are you here? Where's Jackie?"
Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-IN) died in a car accident in August pic.twitter.com/cHc3b7zPmE
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) September 28, 2022
The incident was just the latest in a long line of gaffes by Biden that have left critics questioning his mental fitness for office.
“Why aren’t people talking about using utilizing the 25th Amendment to get this guy out?” Newsmax host Eric Bolling asked Miller.
“Every cabinet secretary needs to be asked whether or not they’re going to invoke the 25th Amendment,” Miller said.
“President Biden is not cognitively present. He does not have the mental capacity to serve as the President of the United States of America. If he was in a nursing home, he would be in the assisted living section, not the area where people are in a retirement community, who are living their own lives and who are making their own decisions,” he <a href=”https://www.mediaite.com/tv/stephen-miller-wants-biden-in-assisted-living-facility-over-dead-congresswoman-gaffe-could-lead-us-to-nuclear-war/” target=”_blank” rel=”noopener”>continued</a>.
Miller then said that Biden is “completely cognitively diminished and deteriorated,” adding that the current president is running the country during the first major European war in decades.
“There’s obviously been some conflicts, but the first major war in Europe,” he said. “You’re talking about someone that could lead us to nuclear war.”
Following the incident in which Biden appeared to be looking for Walorski, and after Republican criticisms that included new calls for Biden to take a cognitive test, White House Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre tried to explain the president’s action.
“What happened in the hunger event today? The President appeared to look around the room for an audience member, a member of Congress who passed away last month. He seemed to indicate she might be in the room. What happened there?” a reporter said.
“So the President was, as you all know — you guys were watching today’s event, a very important event on food insecurity. The President was naming the congressional champions on this issue and was acknowledging her incredible work. He had — he had already planned to welcome the congresswoman’s family to the White House on Friday. There will be a bill signing in her honor this coming Friday,” the press secretary said.
“So, of course, she was on his mind. She was of top of mind for the President. He looks — very much looks forward to discussing her remarkable legacy of public service with them when he sees her family this coming Friday,” she said.