Kamala Harris is once again being widely mocked for delivering incoherent, word-salad remarks during a meeting with a world leader.
Harris met with the Jamaican Prime Minister Andrew Holness at the White House on Wednesday to commemorate the 60th anniversary of diplomatic ties between the the United States and Jamaica.
Their discussion reportedly revolved around U.S. efforts to help Jamaica recover from the pandemic, crime prevention, the environment, and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
In her remarks about the meeting with Holness, Harris offered the sort of absurd word salad she has become known for.
“We also recognize just as it’s 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,” Harris said. “So to that end, we are announcing today also that we will assist Jamaica in COVID recovery by assisting in terms of the recovery efforts in Jamaica that have been essential to what, I believe, is necessary to strengthen not only the issue of public health but also the economy.”
KAMALA HARRIS: "For Jamaica, one of the issues that has been presented as an issue that is economic in the way its impact has been the pandemic…we will assist Jamaica in Covid recovery by assisting in terms of the recovery efforts in Jamaica that have been essential." pic.twitter.com/fmPJFTbKQ6
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Harris was the target of scorching criticism earlier this month when she appeared unprepared and awkward in her joint press conferences with Polish President Andrzej Duda, and Romanian President Klaus Iohannis during her trip to Europe.
Her latest botched attempt at diplomacy was quickly lambasted on social media.
One Twitter user drew on one of Harris’s past word salads to write sarcastically: “Such wasteful gibberish especially when one considers the significance of the passage of time. Time is so significant and we should recognize that gibberish is not useful when considering the significance of the passage of time.”
Another individual, Marlodella, wrote: “This reminds me of having to write a 10-page essay in high school for a 1-page topic.”
“Oh Boy,” tweeted Grace Vazquez. “Her term papers in college must have been a blast to read. ‘While the effort to assist is essential, our effort in assisting will be of the most essential!’”
“Damn! Poor Jamaica!” tweeted user Nithyanand. “After this speech, administration released a caveat that assistance will only be provided if they understood and can explain back what the Vice President said!”
“Nobody says less with more words than Kamala Harris,” said ForAmerica.
“LEEEEEroy Jenkins,” linked to a YouTube video of the woefully inarticulate Miss South Carolina attempting to answer a question during the 2007 Miss Teen USA beauty pageant.
Another Twitter user said simply: “She is so bad at this.”
Her communications team has seen a high turnover rate, reportedly due to her refusal to prepare for public appearances.
Harris has been described as a “bully” and a “soul-destroying” boss by ex-staffers, who told the Washington Post that Harris “fails to read briefing materials, then lashes out at others when she’s unprepared.”
“It’s clear that you’re not working with somebody who is willing to do the prep and the work,” a former staffer said. “With Kamala you have to put up with a constant amount of soul-destroying criticism and also her own lack of confidence. So you’re constantly sort of propping up a bully, and it’s not really clear why,” a source told the Post.