Packers offensive lineman David Bakhtiari slams Biden's use of cheat sheets: 'Too far'

"Can we have authentic and real NON-SCRIPTED interviews??" Bakhtiari tweeted.

Published: May 15, 2023 1:15pm

Green Bay Packers offensive lineman David Bakhtiari is criticizing how President Joe Biden was pictured holding a card with a reporter's name and face and a possible question that the journalist would ask.

"Can we have authentic and real NON-SCRIPTED interviews?? I understand and agree with prepping someone (like studying for a test) but this is a bit too far. It’s just one big play." Bakhtiari tweeted Sunday in response to a post with a photo of Biden holding an apparent cheat card with instructions and a potential question from Los Angeles Times reporter Courtney Subramanian for an event late last month.

"I know both sides do this. This isn’t about sides. Neither should. And if they need this to 'not look like a dumbass..' then maybe, just maybe, we should raise the qualification bar," he added

One Twitter user defended Biden by responding to Bakhtiari, "Post Game interviews are the same."

Bakhtiari responded: "Nope. We get generic points that’ll be asked and suggestions of how to navigate our answers. For the most part it, is a free for all from the questions, to the answers."

The White House defended Biden after photos captured him holding an apparent cheat card last month. 

"It’s entirely normal for a president to be briefed on reporters who will be asking questions at a press conference and issues that we expect they might ask about," White House press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at the time.

The Los Angeles Times denied giving the White House questions ahead of that press conference.

Madeleine Hubbard is an international correspondent for Just the News. Follow her on Twitter or Instagram.

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