- During a virtual meeting Friday, an aide handed President Joe Biden a card to tell him he had something on his chin.
- The president proceeded to use the card to take notes during a meeting with seven US governors.
- Biden and Vice President Harris met with seven US governors to discuss wildfire prevention and response efforts.
- See more stories on Insider’s business page.
During a virtual meeting with governors on Friday, a photographer captured the contents of a note passed to President Joe Biden from an aide: “Sir, there is something on your chin.”
The note was exposed as the president proceeded to turn the card over to take notes during the meeting in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building.
Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris virtually met with seven governors, including California Gov. Gavin Newsom and Washington state Gov. Jay Inslee, on Friday to discuss wildfire prevention, preparedness, and response efforts.
“We can’t ignore how the overlapping and intertwined factors – extreme heat, prolonged drought, and supercharged wildfire conditions – are affecting the country,” Biden said during the virtual meeting. “And so this is a challenge that demands our urgent, urgent action.”
Other state leaders who were present on the call were Govs. Greg Gianforte of Montana, Kate Brown of Oregon, Brad Little of Idaho, Tim Walz of Minnesota, and Mark Gordon of Wyoming.
Wildfires have raged across the Pacific Northwest in recent weeks, blanketing the US in wildfire smoke that could be seen as far as the East Coast. “The largest, Oregon’s Bootleg Fire, has grown to nearly twice the size of New York City and started generating its own weather,” Insider’s Morgan McFall-Johnson reported.
“We’re in a for a long fight yet this year and the only way we’re going to meet those challenges is by working together. Wildfires are a problem for all of us and we have to stay closely coordinated in doing everything we can for our people,” Biden said.