This week, the Biden administration sent the vice president to Poland to “serve as an emissary and an emblem of the administration’s commitment” to our NATO ally as well as Western nations in Europe as a whole. Former Ukrainian government officials — like President Volodomyr Zelensky’s former Press Secretary Iuliia Mendel – are wincing in distress at her unforced errors, saying what a “tragedy” it would be if she ever held the office of the United States presidency. After blowback, Mendel deleted that tweet, but her sentiment remains true.
On the trip, Harris was not to make any deals, simply speak and carry with her a certain level of decorum that would imbue confidence in American leadership, Politico reported.
On Thursday, The Daily Wire reported that Harris chuckled during a press conference “after being asked if the U.S. will set aside space for Ukrainian refugees to immigrate to America.”
Harris and Poland’s President Andrzej Duda were asked about the U.S. accepting Ukrainian refugees, and the vice president giggled awkwardly before Duda began answering the serious question, with more than 2 million Ukrainians fleeing, many to Poland.
“A friend in need is a friend indeed,” Harris said with a smile before a more somber Duda said he had asked the U.S. vice president to help speed up the process for Ukrainian refugees with family in the U.S. to be able to head to America.
In the middle of the worst migrant crisis Europe has seen since World War II, that silliness led the now-Ukrainian journalist Mendel to tweet, “It would be a tragedy if this woman won the presidency.” Curiously enough, it would appear Mendel received blowback from the self-proclaimed “K-Hive,” a crew of internet defenders of the nation’s first female vice president.
The deleted tweet can be seen here:
Critics assert the clip is out of context, and the laughter was in response to confusion amidst translators saying who should speak first.
Tom Elliott, who shared that clip, summed up Harris’ trip succinctly, simply saying, “We are not sending our best.”
This is an excerpt from The Daily Wire.
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