White House officials have reportedly embarked on a “strategy” to increase Kamala Harris’ appeal so she isn’t a liability on the Biden/Harris reelection campaign trail. While both Biden and Harris have seen abysmal approval ratings throughout their time in office, Harris appears to be the more unpopular of the two, with polling remaining stagnant in the high 30s.
According to Axios, Senior Biden adviser Anita Dunn has tasked White House political teams to schedule events featuring Harris promoting issues popular with their left-wing base. That means Harris will be talking a lot about infrastructure and “reproductive freedom” for the next year and a half.
“This is a huge shift from much of Biden’s first two years,” when Harris was saddled with difficult and unpopular issues like the crisis at the U.S.-Mexico border, Axios noted. As a result, there reportedly “was mutual distrust and anonymous sniping between the vice president’s team and the West Wing.”
She has suffered frequent staff turnover, and rarely has been entrusted with high-profile assignments.
Harris’ allies point out she has faced sexism and racism, and argue that the White House has not helped her enough. But detractors say her approval ratings are self-inflicted, and include some missteps in high-profile interviews.
Harris, 58, continues to deliver nonsensical word salad remarks during interviews and even prepared speeches.
“So, I think it’s very important, as you have heard from so many incredible leaders, for us at every moment in time — and certainly this one — to see the moment in time in which we exist and are present, and to be able to contextualize it, to understand where we exist in the history and in the moment as it relates not only to the past but the future,” Harris said during the event at Howard University.
During a joint meeting of Congress with South Korean President Yoon Suk Yeol on Thursday, Harris bizarrely cited “K-Pop bands” and “Squid Games” as “examples of cultural ties and the intertwined history between” the U.S. and South Korea.”
Kamala Harris says K-Pop bands and Squid Games are "examples of cultural ties and the intertwined history between" the U.S. and South Korea pic.twitter.com/oTVpyBvd6I
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Harris has not had communications director since January, according to Axios. When her office pitched the job to veteran Democrat strategist Jennifer Palmieri, she reportedly declined.