White House: It’s normal for Biden to be briefed on reporters before news conference


The White House said on Thursday that it was “entirely normal” for a president to be briefed about the journalists who would ask questions at news conferences, a day after President Joe Biden was seen holding a paper with what appeared to be a reporter’s question.

“It’s entirely normal for a president to be briefed on reporters who will be asking questions at a press conference and issues we expect they might ask about,” press secretary Karine Jean-Pierre said at a briefing on Thursday.

The comments come after Biden was seen on Wednesday holding a note card titled “question 1″ regarding a Los Angeles Times reporter’s information during a joint news conference with President Yoon Suk Yeol of South Korea.