Kamala mocked for putting French accent in bizarre speech at COVID lab in Paris
Kamala Harris was mocked for appearing to put on a French accent when speaking to scientists at a COVID lab in Paris during the vice president’s visit to mend fences with France.
Harris visited the Institut Pasteur scientific laboratory on Tuesday, where Americans are working alongside Europeans to fight COVID-19 and where his mother of Indian origin has been researching breast cancer.
Harris spoke of his love of science and his dismay that politics couldn’t be as methodical and logical as their experiments.
“In government, we are campaigning with ‘the plan,’ said Harris, with what some said was a French accent to discuss the ‘plan’.
‘T uppercase, P uppercase,’ The Plan!
“And then the environment is such that we are supposed to defend ‘the plan’ even when the first time we deploy it, there may be issues and it is time to reassess and then do it again.”
Mike Pompeo, Secretary of State to Donald Trump, said Harris was humiliating the United States.
“The Vice President Harris clip is beyond embarrassing on the world stage,” he told Fox News’ Sean Hannity on Wednesday night.
âOur adversaries are watching this and seeing the weakness. They see people who are not serious, they see people who are not determined, the exact opposite of what we have been doing for four years.
Kamala Harris visited the Institut Pasteur laboratory in Paris on Tuesday, as part of her five-day trip to attempt to rebuild bridges with France
Harris and Macron are seen at the Elysee Palace in Paris on Wednesday
The Quebec-trained vice-president, who speaks a little French, spoke on Tuesday of her love for science directors – but was mocked for appearing to put on a French accent
Harris began his program in Paris on Tuesday as the most senior member of the Biden administration to visit France. The five-day trip aims to undo some of the damage caused by a series of mistakes made by the White House in its dealings with the French.
Harris moved to Montreal, Canada when she was 12 and attended a French school for several years. But her apparent efforts for a French accent sparked outrage on social media, where she was accused of speaking contemptuously to scientists and embarrassing the country.
Republican researcher Jake Schneider tweeted the clip, saying: “Kamala ‘Cringe’ Harris visits a group of French scientists and talks to them as if they are toddlers, lamenting that people expect their elected officials keep their promises. ‘
Abigail Marone, press secretary to Missouri Senator Josh Hawley, tweeted: “Is she using a FRENCH ACCENT ?! Love this episode of Veep.”
Becket Adams, a Washington Examiner commentator, joked, “I thought we canceled Pepe Lepew.”
TV commentator Joe Concha said: “There really are no more wordsâ¦ #AuRevoir”
A man said, âOMG! I am so embarrassed! God help the USA! ‘
âWow,â said another. “And she wonders why her approval rating is in the 1920s.”
Another added: “Why does she bend to them? Feel bad about the side chord? Will they be allowed to vote in our next election? Much like Joe, she is doing her part to make sure the Carter Mondale years weren’t so bad.
France briefly withdrew its ambassador to the United States in September after the Biden administration struck a secret deal with Australia to build nuclear-powered submarines, blinding France.
Following the US deal, Australia canceled its own $ 65 billion contract to purchase French-made submarines.
His visit is seen as an attempt to rebuild bridges.
On Wednesday evening, she met French President Emmanuel Macron at the Elysee Palace for nearly two hours.
Harris and Macron had talks for about two hours, which their assistants described as constructive
The AOC approves after tasting a can of Scotland’s other national drink Irn-Bru at COP26
AOC has given the green light to the Scottish national drink Irn-Bru
US Congresswoman Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez endorsed Scotland’s other national drink, Irn-Bru.
The 32-year-old representative from the Bronx, the pet peeve of the American right, said the orange soda reminded her of Kola champagne – another popular “soda” in Latin America.
The Democrat, who arrived at the UN climate summit in Glasgow on Tuesday, filmed an Instagram video of herself drinking her first can of Irn-Bru in a “moment of truth”.
Ms Ocasio-Cortez said: âOh my God, love it, love it. It tastes the same as Kola soda latino champagne. I love it. Irn-Bru, count me.
âI was so shocked to have something in Glasgow that tasted like home,â she added in a caption. âHowever, Irn-Bru is also very unique in her own right. He’s got pizazz. I like it!
“I’ll be bringing cans to New York for sure!” ”
Ms Ocasio-Cortez had previously said she wanted to try Irn-Bru, Scotland’s other national drink after whiskey, during her visit to Glasgow for the COP26 conference, but had been too busy to get it. .
The two leaders told reporters they agreed it was “the start of a new era” that required working together.
Harris and Macron were also due to discuss global health, space and other issues.
Harris is expected to speak at the annual Paris Peace Forum on Thursday and attend Veterans Day ceremonies. On Friday, she is expected to attend the Paris Conference on Libya.
The latest blunder comes as Harris’s team try to revive their bad numbers in the polls.
The former California senator’s unpopularity has reached an all-time high, with just 28% believing she is doing a good job.
Biden’s approval rating has hit a new low, this time at 38%, according to the USA Today / Suffolk poll, released on November 8.
A majority of 51 percent of those polled said they disapproved of Harris’ work as vice president.
At this early stage of a modern presidency, Harris’ numbers in the USA Today / Suffolk poll are unprecedented.
The closest comparison – which involves slightly different methodology and margins of error – would be former Vice President Dick Cheney, the most unpopular US Vice President in polling history.
It hit a 30% low in the Gallup tracking survey, but it wasn’t until the end of former President George W. Bush’s second term in 2007.
And her Paris lab blunder came after she was widely mocked last month for hiring paid child actors to appear in her Space Week video.
The “Get Curious with Vice President Harris” video was shot in August and tweeted by the vice president on October 7 to celebrate World Space Week.
It dawned on viewers that the children she was with were all normal children.
However, it has now been revealed that they were paid actors who auditioned by sending a monologue and three questions they would ask a world leader.
Critics of Harris jumped on the video, with the mockery compounded by the revelation that it was produced by the Canadian company named ‘Sinking Ship Entertainment’.
The video was shot at the Naval Observatory, Harris’ residence, August 11-13.
A NASA video featuring Vice President Kamala Harris included child actors
Meanwhile, the Taliban were advancing rapidly through Afghanistan and closing in on Kabul during the chaotic withdrawal of the United States.
After the name of the production company was revealed by the Washington Examiner, many were quick to poke fun at the vice president.
“It just keeps getting better,” posted former Trump 2020 communications director Tim Murtaugh on Twitter.
âThe company that produces Kamala Harris’s video featuring professional child actors, called ‘Sinking Ship Entertainment’â¦ is based in Canada. ”
Christopher Cadelago, a Politico reporter who covers the White House and Harris, wrote: “Not the question, but an unfortunate name to throw around politicians.”