It's like no week passes by that we don't have to rehash another of Vice President Kamala Harris's infamous word salads. Unfortunately, this week has been the same.
It took place on Wednesday when Harris met with Jamaican Premier Andrew Holness at the White House to reaffirm the United States' commitment to aiding the Caribbean island and maintaining friendly relations with Jamaica. The conversation began in a rather ordinary way when Harris mentioned her family's connections with the Caribbean region (her father, Donald J. Harris, who was a retired Stanford economist, immigrated from Jamaica to the U.S. in the 1960s).
Harris, in a brief statement during a photoshoot with reporters, spoke of her Jamaican heritage and trips to the island during her early years as she was greeted by Holness. “We are acutely aware of the interconnection and interdependence between the United States and Jamaica,” Harris stated while sharing the “history with millions of Americans who have their roots through the generations in Jamaica.”
The meeting on Wednesday marked 60 years of diplomatic relations between the two countries. Harris said that the two leaders discussed ways to help Jamaica recuperate from the COVID-19 virus, crime-prevention initiatives, the environment, and Russia's incursion into Ukraine.
However, things started to get somewhat awkward after Harris discussed what the leaders thought the United States should do to help the country with its COVID aid efforts. Try to understand this: “For Jamaica, one of the issues that has been presented as an issue that is economic in the way its impact has been the pandemic. So to that end, we are announcing today also that we will assist Jamaica in COVID recovery by assisting in terms of the recovery efforts in Jamaica that have been essential to I believe what is necessary to strengthen not only the issue of public health but also the economy.”
Yikes. It was painful to watch, and not just for her. And then to think that the Biden White House actually believes she's an advantage on the campaign trail prior to the 2022 midterm elections.
In addition to that embarrassing moment and the snarky excerpts of a novel written by two New York Times reporters detailing the ways in which Harris has been a total diva, she is allegedly seeking the same reverent (and royal) treatment that President Joe Biden gets when he arrives in a room and is obsessed with her appearance and how she appears on the cover of and within magazine pages. These are all “issues” that should not even be considered a top priority, given the serious issues happening around the globe.
The report also provided further evidence of tensions believed to be escalating in recent months between the Biden and Harris camps, with Harris’s staff believing that Biden's team thinks that Biden staffers tend to blame Harris for his problems, and Biden's staff believing that Harris isn't doing the tasks she's supposed to be performing (and not making Joe look good).
It doesn't matter what Kamala Harris is assigned to handle; she constantly proves that she's not proficient in the things she's doing. To reiterate a point, this is the result when a career gets off to the same start as Harris’s. You begin to anticipate receiving preferential treatment as you progress up the ladder and are treated to lavish interviews with the media because they are a reflection of “who you are” and what you represent from a “historical” perspective.
It turns out that having the distinction of being “first” whatever really doesn't constitute a mountain of beans for anyone else, particularly when you continue to prove that you're not only really terrible in doing what you're good at (which Harris often does) but that you're as authentic as a three-dollar bill.