CNN host Abby Phillip turned on Vice President Kamala Harris on Sunday, admitting that her performance on her first foreign trip was “cringeworthy.”
Phillip Turns On Harris
“Vice President Harris has been given a to-do list loaded with all but impossible tasks,” Phillip said. “Immigration tops that list and was the focus of her first foreign trip. But she drew criticism for telling migrants, do not come to the U.S. border, and for not yet visiting the actual U.S.-Mexico border.”
In an interview with NBC News anchor Lester Holt, Harris was told, “You haven’t been to the border.”
“And I haven’t been to Europe,” Harris replied with a laugh. “I don’t understand the point that you’re making.”
“It’s just a little cringeworthy, and I know that her allies in the White House and elsewhere are watching it and just kind of wondering what is going on?” said Phillip. “How poorly did this go for her in her first foray on the world stage?”
White House Correspondent Agrees
Laura Barrón-López, White House correspondent for Politico, agreed with Phillip.
“It didn’t go the way the White House wanted it to go,” she said. “Again, immigration, as you mention, is a hot potato no one wants to touch, and Harris has been dealt it, and so she has to handle now what Biden had to handle when he was VP which is relationships with the northern triangle.”
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“And, of course, Republicans have been trying to clump that in with the border and the board situation and attacking her on that,” Barrón-López continued. “Now, did the trip go the way they wanted? No. Now in 2024, 2028, if she decides to run, are people going to remember this trip? I don’t think so.”
“That’s definitely true,” Phillip added. “This is one event, maybe it’s the first, but it’s one. But there are some broader questions about is this part of a pattern? Even in the campaign, she struggled with press interviews, had some major flip-flops on the campaign trail.”
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Washington Post Reporter Sounds Off
Olivier Knox of the Washington Post said that Harris should have known these kinds of questions were coming, according to The New York Post.
“To be clear, she was going to be asked this question and the fact that they didn’t have something better than ‘I haven’t been to Europe’ is fairly notable,” Knox said. “Republicans have been pounding away at this issue for weeks and for months.”
This piece was written by James Samson on June 14, 2021. It originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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