October 22, 2021

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Biden mocked for ‘Truman Show presidency’ over fake White House set – New York Post

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President Biden is being widely mocked on social media for running a “Truman Show presidency” after he was pictured speaking from a fake White House set that features a digital view of the Rose Garden in full bloom from a fake window behind him.

Twitter erupted after Biden was spotted sitting in front of the digital projection window on Wednesday as he held a meeting with business leaders and CEOs on the need to raise the debt ceiling.

Some ridiculed Biden for using a “literal game show set” as president, while others accused him of deliberately trying to deceive Americans into thinking he was in the White House.

“Why does Joe Biden feel the need to use a Fake White House set across the street from the actual White House?” conservative commentator Benny Johnson tweeted.

Fellow commentator Jack Posobiec wrote, “Truman Show Presidency,” adding that “they gave Joe Biden a playschool desk and a fake Oval Office in a fake White House.”

Biden receives his COVID-19 booster shot on the set.
Biden receives his COVID-19 booster shot on the set.
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President Joe Biden.
The White House set featured a digital view of the Rose Garden in full bloom from a fake window behind President Biden.
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Stephen Miller, a former senior adviser of President Donald Trump, claimed Biden only used the imitation White House set so he could read a script directly from a face-on monitor.

“The reason Biden uses this bizarre virtual set for televised meetings — and not an actual room like East Room, Cabinet, Oval, Roosevelt, Sit Room, etc. — is because it allows him to read a script directly from a face-on monitor (& w/out teleprompter glass that can be seen on camera),” he tweeted

“Do they not allow him in the actual White House,” New Hampshire journalist Kimberly Morin tweeted.

“Why did the White House build a literal game show set complete with fake windows for Joe Biden??? So weird,” Abigail Marone, press secretary for Sen. Josh Hawley (R-Mo.), tweeted.

Biden hosts a hybrid meeting in the fake White House set, located in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
Biden hosts a hybrid meeting in the fake White House set, located in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
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White House set.
President Biden used the fake set to hold a meeting with business leaders and CEOs on the need to raise the debt ceiling.
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President Joe Biden on the White House set.
The set is located across from the real White House in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
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The set where Biden was pictured — which is complete with professional monitors and lighting — is located in the South Court Auditorium of the Eisenhower Executive Office Building, which is across from the White House.

It is being used for events that are broadcast online or involve video conferencing, and includes a small area for members of the media to watch.

Biden has used the set multiple times, including for his virtual COVID-19 summit with other world leaders on Sept. 22. He also rolled up his sleeve to receive his COVID-19 booster vaccine shot on the set last week.

President Joe Biden gets his COVID booster.
President Biden has used the set multiple times, including to receive his COVID-19 booster shot.
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The physical location of Biden’s event on Wednesday was listed on a transcript of his remarks on the White House website.

Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen and UN Ambassador Linda Thomas-Greenfield have also been pictured using the set for events.

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