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It seems as though Kamala Harris has made a career out of making a fool of herself through repetitive, meandering statements in her time so far as Vice President of the United States. However, she may have just outdone herself last week in this effort.
On Friday, at a summit of the Association of Southeast Nations at the State Department in Washington, Harris repeated the phrase “work together” so many times in the course of just thirty seconds that it caused for observers to wonder if something was wrong.
While it was not the first time Harris has been an embarrassment on the public stage, it might have been the worst one yet.
You can watch the cringe-worthy video of the humiliation here:
KAMALA: "We will work together, and continue to work together, to address these issues, to tackle these challenges, and to work together as we continue to work operating from the new norms, rules, and agreements, that we will convene to work together…We will work together" pic.twitter.com/AblARhoSQj
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) May 15, 2022
“I often note and I’ve talked with many of you about our shared belief that our world is increasingly more interconnected and interdependent,” Harris said, White House transcripts revealed in what had to be shameful to publish.
“That is especially true when it comes to the climate crisis, which is why we will work together and continue to work together to address these issues, to tackle these challenges and to work together as we continue to work, operating from the new norms, rules and agreements that we will convene to work together on to galvanize global action.
“With that, I thank you all. This is a matter of urgent priority for all of us. And I know we will work on this together.”
It did not take the mockery long to begin.
Did her boosters give a stroke on live TV?
— Carla 🧡⚡ (@HodlingCarla) May 15, 2022
How in the world did she get to this position in America?
— FedUpChap (@ChapBoss73) May 15, 2022
“So, just to double check, we will be working together?” another Twitter user, @FunnyAnarchy quipped on the clip of her repetitive rambling. “I think we have to work together, to analyze the positive aspects of working together, so that we can accurately demonstrate our working together has positive outcomes,” Twitter user @DianeJankowski added.
Was it your impression that Harris is of the opinion that collaborating with others is a good idea? It’s clear from the repetition of the same formulation four times in less than half a minute that she must find it very important. Perhaps she just doesn’t know what she’s talking about, or what to say, and is attempting to make it appear as if she does. In reality, her brain seems to be disconnected from her lips, a common problem the country is seeing with both her and Joe Biden.
The moment is similar to Harris’ particularly uncomfortable infamous appearance in Louisiana in March, where she seemed to be stuck on repeat saying “the passage of time.”
However, compared to the speech she made at the end of February, this one dwarfs her “people order what they want” comment she apparently couldn’t stop saying.
Although, one cannot forget about her ruminations on space while in California in mid-April — where she constantly repeated her now legendary phrase, “Space, it affects us all – and it connects us all.” That particular instance was reminiscent of William Jennings Bryan’s “cross of gold.”
Her habit of repeating phrases to pass her speech time and make it seem as though she has words of wisdom to impart on others, has become a trending hashtag #WordSaladKamala on social media.
— LivePDDave 🇺🇸 🚨 🥊 (@LivePDDave1) May 15, 2022
What’s very concerning about Harris’ statements here, is because she was posing as an international leader at the time she made them.
It’s one thing when she embarrasses herself by speaking nonsense about “the passage of time” in the American heartland, but it’s entirely different when she humiliates the nation on the international stage when she arrogantly babbles on like this presenting herself as a fool.
While on an ill-conceived trip to Europe in March, she laughed awkwardly when facing a very serious question about refugees from Ukraine at a press conference with the president of Poland.
With a tweet she eventually deleted (probably to keep the Biden administration happy), Volodymyr Zelenskyy, the former spokeswoman for Ukrainian President Volodymyr Zelenskyy, Iuliia Mendel, summed up the foreign view of this uncomfortable incident by simply stating: “It would be a tragedy if this woman won the presidency.”
The worry that the tweet reflects does not disappear just because the tweet is deleted due to liberal pressure.
Kamala Harris is literally a heartbeat from becoming president, yet she was not chosen for the position due to talent, merit, or even a love for this nation. She was simply given the top job because she is a black woman and appeals to black voters (and white liberals) – a piece in the most blatant of political calculations involving race and sex and the outsized role they play in American politics, especially in party of identity politics, that is the modern Democratic Party.
It is not only Harris’s conduct in Europe that has embarrassed her and her country, it is the ongoing invasion of illegal aliens that’s directly fostered by the administration she serves (which she is supposed to be in charge of).
Now, her embarrassing performance on yet another international stage has embarrassed her and her country once again.