This past Saturday, Vice President Kamala Harris, after she made her escape from Washington D.C. to take a tip over to Asia, tripped and fell into her signature nervous laughter as soon as reporters attempted to ask her about the devolving and ongoing horrible situation in Afghanistan.
“Hold on. Hold on. Slow down, everybody,” stated Harris, who has made it an obvious point to avoid anyone from the press in the wake of the Taliban sweeping across the country as U.S. troops pulled out. “Hahaha. Um, I want to talk about two things. First, Afghanistan — we couldn’t have a higher priority right now,” she stated from her new place now over halfway around the world.
“And in particular high priority is making sure that we safely evacuate American citizens, Afghans who worked with us, Afghans at risk, including women and children, and that is one of our highest if not the highest priority right now. And it’s a big area of focus for me in the past days and weeks, and will continue to be,” she continued.
Harris was attempting to dodge the question because she cut off the reporter before they were even finished asking. “What’s your response to reports that Americans — ” stated the reported before Harris rushed to interrupt.
WATCH: Kamala Harris laughs when a reporter starts to ask her about Americans trapped in Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/7863Seq36C
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 22, 2021
As part of a press conference this past Monday in Singapore, Harris, who had put forth the claim that she was “the last person in the room” when Old Uncle Joe made the decision to pull U.S. troops out of Afghanistan, issued the boast that “the U.S. is a global leader.”
Harris’s nervous laughter came about just a day after her boss had laughed off a very serious question from the press during a White House press conference.
“A question on the public response,” started a reporter this past Sunday in the wake of Uncle Joe making a statement regarding Afghanistan. “A new poll, out today shows Americans wanted to withdraw from Afghanistan, but they disapprove of the way you’ve handled it. The poll also found that based in part of what transpired over the last week, a majority of Americans — and forgive me, I’m just the messenger — no longer consider you to be competent, focused, or effective at the job.”
Following is the rest of the back and forth as reported by a transcript put out by the White House:
THE PRESIDENT: I haven’t seen that poll.
Q: It’s out there, from CBS this morning.
THE PRESIDENT: (Laughs.)
Q: What would you say to those Americans who no longer believe that you are doing the job?
THE PRESIDENT: Look, I had a basic decision to make: I either withdraw America from a 20-year war that, depending on whose analyses you accept, cost us $150 million a day for 20 years or $300 million a day for 20 years; who — and I — you know I carry this card with me every day — and who — in fact, where we lost 2,448 Americans dead and 20,722 wounded. Either increase the number of forces we’d keep — we keep there and keep that going, or I end the war. And I decided to end the war.”
Old Uncle Joe never did end up finding an answer to that question.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 22, 2021