A number of foreign media in Western nations tore into Vice President Kamala Harris’ performance on the international stage last week after she traveled to Poland amid Russia’s continuing invasion of Ukraine.
The veep’s performance was widely panned as were many of the answers she gave when asked direct and serious questions.
“Sky News Australia anchor Rita Panahi responded to last week’s joint news conference Harris held with Polish President Andrzej Duda in Warsaw, where the vice president drew intense criticism for ‘cackling’ after being asked about Ukrainian refugees,” BizPac Review reported in an analysis of the commentaries.
Panahi began her segment by saying that Harris is “the cackling nincompoop a heartbeat away from the presidency.”
Foreign Press END Kamala: “The CACKLING NINCOMPOOP a heartbeat away from the Presidency” pic.twitter.com/oGP8YTH25S
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 16, 2022
She also referenced the “illegal immigration disaster” in America, noting that Harris was tasked with solving a problem that only gets worse, if that’s even possible, to conclude: “Kamala Harris is proof of what happens when you disregard meritocracy and embrace identity politics. Kamala is what happens when you chose people for key roles not according to their abilities, experience or acumen, but according to their gender or skin color. Good luck, America.”
It was at the joint news conference that a reporter referenced the somber topic of a likely breakdown of the refugee system in the closest Polish border town in response to so many Ukrainians fleeing the violence to ask if the U.S. planned “to do more specifically to set up a permanent infrastructure. And relatedly, is the United States willing to make a specific allocation for Ukrainian refugees?” The reporter followed that up with a question for Duda.
Harris responded by first looking to the Polish president to determine who would go first — which the fact-checkers clung to in running interference for her — then saying with a hearty laugh, “Okay, a friend in need is a friend indeed.”
Some journalists in Britain also jumped on the anti-Harris train while also appearing to point out that the immediate alternatives are no better.
“America’s got 330 million people and ends up with Joe Biden, Kamala Harris and Nancy Pelosi, one, two, three in the leadership. Explain this,” host Andrew Bolt host said in the clip, while commentator Daisy Cousens snickers.
British reporters ROAST unstable Pelosi LIVE on air— the world is LITERALLY laughing at us pic.twitter.com/qoNaHrHuTm
— Benny (@bennyjohnson) March 17, 2022
“Pelosi was speaking about congressional Democrats’ efforts to pass President Biden’s Build Back Better agenda back in November when her words became nearly impossible to decipher, prompting people to wonder whether it was a stroke or a glitch,” BPR reported.
Several social media users responded to the foreign criticism with agreement.
The adults are back in the room huh? #lordhelpus
— ⚜️Shawn Jacob⚜️ •IIII• (@ShawnJacob17) March 17, 2022
Wow. Kind of embarrassing that this is how the World views us.
— SoccerBob (@RBBry) March 17, 2022
The ability to speak should be a prerequisite for being speaker of the house.
— Satoshski (@satoshski) March 18, 2022
We’re a laughing stock. Nothing they said is wrong.
— John Myles (@JohnMyles12) March 17, 2022