Have you ever cheated on a test or an assignment in school? It’s not a good feeling, is it? Well, imagine if the President of the United States had to cheat during a press conference. That’s exactly what happened when President Biden was caught with a cheat sheet during a press conference with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol.
The cheat sheet had a pre-written question from a Los Angeles Times journalist and a pronunciation breakdown of her last name. The president had advanced knowledge of the question and was signaled to call on the reporter first.
But here’s the thing: the president of the United States should not have to rely on cheat sheets. A true leaders can think on their feet and answer questions without help. Relying on cheat sheets is a sign of weakness and raises concerns about his mental acuity.
As a 12th grader, you’re almost ready to vote. You have the power to choose who leads our country. Do you want someone who has to cheat during a press conference, or do you want someone who can lead with confidence and without the help of cheat sheets? The choice is yours.