Have you noticed that lately, Joe Biden is making appearances at a set that looks like the White House, rather than at the actual White House?
It’s causing a lot of speculation. Why doesn’t Joe just use the real White House?
One explanation has been offered.
The New York Post reports:
Biden mocked for ‘Truman Show presidency’ over fake White House set
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. …
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.
Just look at this photo. Isn’t this a little odd?
WTF! Why did our taxpayer dollars go to building a White House set when Biden has the ACTUAL White House to get a shot in? pic.twitter.com/nF1HZPKf36
— Tim Young (@TimRunsHisMouth) September 30, 2021
Former Trump adviser Stephen Miller offers this explanation:
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). https://t.co/Uc4Ly9kL7T
— Stephen Miller (@StephenM) October 6, 2021
Makes sense, doesn’t it?