Central America Trip Has Biden admin Officials ‘PERPLEXED’
Vice President Kamala Harris’ fumbling multiple questions about the border are concerning To admin.
Her unforced errors will overshadow her first international trip, according to a report. This has the Biden administration officials “quietly perplexed”
Harris’ answer to NBC News’ Lester Holt allowed Holt to steal the spotlight from her work.
“At some point, you know, we are going to the border,” a defensive Harris told Holt on “Today” in Guatemala — 1,308 miles away from the US-Mexico crossing.
“We’ve been to the border. So this whole thing about the border, we’ve been to the border,” Harris said, to which Holt replied, “You haven’t been to the border.”
Harris, seeming to laugh at her own joke, responded: “And I haven’t been to Europe. And I mean, I don’t understand the point that you’re making. I’m not discounting the importance of the border.”
Administration officials told CNN there was “a real hope” that the trip would be a success, and voiced their concern that “what looked like ill-prepared answers to that inevitable question would overshadow it.”
While the sources weren’t going as far as to call the trip a failure, the individuals conceded that the soundbite would likely continue to be used by Harris’ critics.
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