Vice President Kamala Harris is not known for her silver tongue.
In an interview with the Associated Press, she tries to explain what she thinks about Southeast Asia, but instead creates her latest word salad that has all Americans cringing with severe second-hand embarrassment.
“When I think about Southeast Asia and this region and the Indo-Pacific, first of all, Southeast Asia, you’re looking at a population of over 600 million people. At least two-thirds of which are under the age of 35. Think about what that means,” Harris tells her interviewer. “Especially when you look at so many of these countries that have thriving economies,” she adds.
“What does that mean?” Pat Gray jokes. “It means they’ve got a young population,” Gray says, answering himself.
But there’s more.
Harris had not had enough of her own word-salading yet, telling the interviewer, “I feel very strongly about the importance of the general matter of engaging in U.S. policy as it relates to foreign affairs. In a way that we pay attention, of course, to immediate concerns and threats if they exist. But that we also pay attention to 10, 20, 30 years down the line and what we are developing now that will be to the benefit of our country.”
“She talks so much and says nothing,” Gray laughs, incredulous.
“We’d be better off as a nation with Miss Teen South Carolina as our vice president,” Keith Malinak adds.
Harris then goes on to tell the interviewer that Joe Biden has been “an extraordinary leader who has accomplished things that previous presidents hoped and dreamed and promised they would do and did not.”
“A substantial amount of time we spend together is in the Oval Office, where I see how his ability to understand issues and weave through complex issues in a way that no one else can, to make smart and important decisions on the behalf of the American people have played out,” she added.
Harris also claims that she is ready for the presidency if she were required to step up and into the role.
“Every vice president understands that when they take the oath, that they must be very clear about the responsibility they may have to take over the job of being president. I am no different,” she says.