Vice President Kamala Harris delivered a speech alongside Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness on Wednesday in which she struggled to convey that the United States would be providing economic assistance to the island nation, confusedly saying, “One of the issues … that is economic in the way of its impact has been the pandemic.”
Speaking at the White House with Holness, Harris stated the U.S. would help repair the Jamaican economy, which was impacted by the Chinese pandemic. Her remarks were hard to follow and largely unclear, denoting consistent communication blunders that have beset Harris for months.
“We also recognize — just as it has been in the United States for Jamaica — one of the issues that has been presented as an issue that is economic in the way of its impact has been the pandemic,” she said while continually glancing at her notes.
“So to that end,” she said, seemingly trying to make sense of her notes, “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, uhhh, the issue of public health, but also the economy”:
Harris’s blunder on Wednesday is not an outlier. Just last week, the vice president rambled about the “significance of the passage of time” during a speech in Sunset, Louisiana. Harris mentioned the “significance of the passage of time” four times within 32 seconds:
Kamala Harris: "The significance of the passage of time, right? The significance of the passage of time. So when you think about it, there is great significance to the passage of time … and there's such great significance to the passage of time…" pic.twitter.com/0yjBdfzFwm
— The Post Millennial (@TPostMillennial) March 21, 2022
During her trip to Poland two weeks ago, Harris seemed to have a difficult time reading her notes while expressing where she was exactly speaking.
“I am here, standing here on the northern flank, on the eastern flank, talking about what we have in terms of the eastern flank and our NATO allies, and what is at stake at this very moment, what is at stake this very moment are some of the guiding principles”:
KAMALA HARRIS: "I am here, standing here on the northern flank, on the eastern flank, talking about what we have in terms of the eastern flank and our NATO allies, and what is at stake at this very moment, what is at stake this very moment are some of the guiding principles…" pic.twitter.com/QOsMKRTRsQ
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 10, 2022
Upon returning from Poland, Harris suggested Ukraine was a member of NATO. “The United States stands firmly with the Ukrainian people in defense of the NATO alliance,” Harris declared in what appears to be a now-deleted tweet.
In February, speaking about President Joe Biden’s agenda during 40-year-high Bidenflation, Harris told voters they “got what they asked for” because elections matter. “Because as we all know, elections matter. And when folks vote, they order what they want, and in this case, they got what they asked for”:
Kamala Harris: "Elections matter. And when folks vote, they order what they want — and in this case they got what they asked for. I went off script a little bit."
— Shane Goldmacher (@ShaneGoldmacher) February 28, 2022
In January, Harris answered a question from NBC News about the White House coronavirus policy and if it would shift in the coming months.
“It is time for us to do what we have been doing. And that time is every day. Every day it is time for us to agree that there are things and tools that are available to us to slow this thing down,” Harris insisted without much specificity:
.@craigmelvin asks if it’s time to change admin’s strategy on Covid, Harris says:
“It is time for us to do what we have been doing. And that time is every day. Every day it is time for us to agree that there are things and tools that are available to us to slow this thing down” pic.twitter.com/8I52Q43050
— Alex Thompson (@AlexThomp) January 13, 2022
When NBC’s Lester Holt asked her in the summer of 2021 if she had traveled to the border to inspect Biden’s southern invasion, she replied, “And I haven’t been to Europe”:
.@LesterHoltNBC in NBC News Exclusive: “You haven’t been to the border.”
Vice President Kamala Harris: “And I haven’t been to Europe.” pic.twitter.com/ryjkhb69GX
— The Recount (@therecount) June 8, 2021
The communication blunders come during and after multiple communication staffers have defected from Harris’s office. According to reports, her office has been tossed to and fro by “disorder, bad press, and, at times, internal frictions” because of Harris’s reported “abusive environment,” where staffers have been “treated like shit” and have had a slew of resignations and departures in recent months during political “shitshow” resets.
Social Blade does not track which tweets were deleted, but with Allen’s former employers being disgraced by Floridian gubernatorial candidate Andrew Gillum and the Democrat Congressional Campaign Committee, speculators have “raised questions about the content on her page before it was scrubbed.”