The White House has developed a special video set for President Joe Biden for events that are broadcast online or include video conferencing.
As Biden sat down in a chair and rolled up his sleeve to get his vaccine
booster shot on Monday, the window behind him showed a beautiful view of the Rose Garden.
But the president was not even in the White House at all. It was all a carefully crafted illusion.
Instead he was on a new set in the South Court Auditorium in the Eisenhower Executive Office Building across the street from the actual White House.
The window view of the Rose Garden appears to be a digital screen – depicting what the view could theoretically be if you looked out of the White House.
Other events show the screens depicting different outdoor views.
Photos of the set sparked online chatter about the president’s media strategy, recalling his specially constructed video set in the basement of his Delaware home during the 2020 presidential campaign.
It remains unclear why White House staff believe it is easier to create a fake White House set across the street instead of broadcasting from the actual White House building.