‘It’s hilarious!’ Conservatives poke fun at Kamala Harris claiming clumsy VP has finally ‘found her footing and a cheering public’ in Africa
- The Politico news site published an article on Wednesday titled: ‘Harris finds footing and cheering audience, halfway around the world from Washington’
- Harris arrived in Ghana on Sunday and left on Wednesday: she has now arrived in Tanzania, the second country on her three-country tour, ahead of Zambia
- Politico gushed about Harris ‘deviating from prepared remarks’, saying she was ‘noticeably less cautious, relaxed and seemingly lighter on her feet’
Kamala Harris has been mocked by Tories for a gushing Politico profile recounting her three nights in Ghana, with one calling the flattering report “hilarious” and another ridiculing her giddy and mangled speech.
Harris landed in Ghana on Sunday and departed Wednesday evening for Tanzania – the second leg of her three-country tour. From Tanzania, she will go to Zambia.
Politico said the vice president was “noticeably less cautious, relaxed and seemingly lighter on her feet.”
In the article – titled: “Harris finds footing and cheering audiences, halfway around the world from Washington” – the author describes the enthusiastic reception she received and the warm reception.
Jake Schneider, a Republican operative, tweeted: “This is hilarious. Americans can’t stand her so she’s going overseas and ‘finding her groove’.
Harris currently has a 51.5% disapproval rating and a 39.0 approval rating, according to Real Clear Politics. She has faced particular condemnation for her handling of the southern border crisis and has also seen a slew of departures from her office, forcing White House officials to deny she is a bad boss.
Harris is seen in a music studio clumsily trying to explain the power of African music
The party tweeted a clip of Harris making bizarre comments about the innovation, to a Ghanaian audience.
“In Ghana, Kamala Harris explains ‘Innovation,'” they tweeted.
‘”Innovation, I believe, is the pursuit of what can be, stripped of what has been. Innovation results in the ability not just to see, but to do things differently.”‘
They also tweeted an awkward clip of Harris in a music studio, trying to explain why their work as artists matters.
‘Kamala Harris meets recording artists in Ghana: “It’s not a new phenomenon, but it’s something…that’s very important. What’s happening here is changing the way people are, in a way , having fun,” she says as she dances and laughs hysterically.
Even The Daily Beast thought the Politico report was blatant propaganda.
“The White House is fed up watching Kamala Harris take her latest editorial swipe, with administration officials lining up to spurt the VP in an intentionally aggressive show of support, according to Politico,” the tweeted. site.
On Wednesday, they referenced a previous Politico Playbook feature highlighting how White House officials were defending Harris after a Reuters report quoted officials calling her “disappointing.”
Kamala Harris and her husband Douglas Emhoff arrive in Tanzania on Wednesday evening
Harris is welcomed at Julius Nyerere International Airport in Dar es Salaam
Harris was described in Politico’s Ghana report as spontaneous and at ease.
The author said Harris and her team visibly showed “the general relief that she and her staff typically feel as they walk away from the political snipers dragging her home.”
Politico spoke to a fan of the vice president who said she was relaxed because “when you come to a place like this, you can be yourself.”
The Ghanaian did not want to give her last name, for fear of reprisals as a member of the LGBTQ community.
Politico also included a somewhat confusing quote from Harris, in which she spoke about delivering on the promises she made in Ghana.
“I’m certainly putting a lot of pressure, if you will, on our approach to make sure we’re doing everything we can as soon as possible to get that jump started,” she said.
“I believe the window is definitely open now. Based on what we do now, the window will continue to be open.