Biden Preps for the State of the Union Speech and Rowdy Republicans

March 06, 2024

“You’ll hear me on Thursday,” Mr. Biden said when reporters asked on Tuesday about his preparations. Mr. Biden’s aides say he has prepared for Republicans to heckle him, as Representative Marjorie Taylor Greene did last year. In speech-prep sessions, Mr. Biden goes through the material line by line, marking up words and creating breaks to remind himself to navigate around a stutter he has had since childhood. One former speechwriter described this phase as an exercise in trying to capture Mr. Biden’s extemporaneous thoughts and put them down on the page. The key to success in a high-pressure setting, Ms. Dunn said in a text message, was simple: “Let Joe Biden be Joe Biden.”The post Biden Preps for the State of the Union Speech and Rowdy Republicans appeared first on New York Times.