Members of the media and social media users are wondering why President Joe Biden is using a fake White House set to make statements and televised meetings and speeches when the actual White House is just across the street.
Some of them mocked Biden for using the fake set, which shows a digital monitor of the Rose Garden in bloom.
“Truman Show Presidency,” tweeted Human Events Senior Editor Jack Posobiec.
“Do they not allow him in the actual White House?” New Hampshire journalist Kimberly Morin wondered.
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
Former President Donald Trump aide Stephen Miller tweeted that “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).”
But that explanation didn’t stop others from continuing to wonder what would possess Biden to address the public from a fake set.
“Why did the White House build a literal game show set complete with fake windows for Joe Biden,” Abigail Marone, press secretary for Missouri Republican Sen. Josh Hawley, asked in a tweet. “So weird.”
More double standards
David Marcus pointed out yet another example of a media double standard in the reaction to the revelation.
“Remember the Trump green screen scandal?” he tweeted. “Now Biden gives speeches on a set made of Legos and nobody is remotely curious.”
Remember the Trump green screen scandal? Now Biden gives speeches on a set made of Legos and nobody is remotely curious.
— David Marcus (@BlueBoxDave) October 6, 2021
And Biden even brought others in on the delusion. Ambassador to the U.N. Linda Thomas-Greenfield, Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Treasury Secretary Janet Yellen have all used the set alongside Biden.