The debacle that was the Kamala Harris interview with Lester Hold on “Today” is starting to have a bit of a trickledown effect in terms of concern for Harris’ image and the Democrat Party as a whole.
While Harris proclaimed the trip a success and tried to laugh her way through the interview nervously, reports are now breaking that White House staffers are concerned with how badly she blew the interview.
One official told CNN that Harris seemed “ill-prepared” to answer an “inevitable question” that would be asked.
Panic Sets In
What we saw during the Harris interview on “Today” is the effect of not hitting Democrats hard or challenging them over the last four-plus years.
Harris clearly expected Holt to back off when she gave her first answer, but that did not happen.
When he pressed her on visiting the border, she did her now-patented nervous laugh and basically told him to shut up and leave it alone.
Now there is a real concern that Harris is in over her head…
However, some media members are still covering for her, with CNN’s Maeve Reston blaming the right for the VP’s inability to answer direct questions.
In trying to explain the interview, Reston stated, “I think that we’ve seen this time and again from Kamala Harris, Don, throughout the campaign in 2020. When she doesn’t like a question that she gets, she often deflects it in a way that can seem defensive. And the point that Lester Holt was making was obvious to anyone else who was watching this interview, which is that the issues at the border are inextricably linked with the portfolio that she’s been given, which is to slow — to stem the flow of migration from Central America.
“And so, it was a really perplexing answer that came off as flippant. And I think that’s what people within the White House are reacting to. Because there were…any number of ways that she could have answered this question that came off differently.
“I mean, she has visited the border as attorney general of California. She visited the border when she was a U.S. senator.
“And so, she’s reacting in a defensive way. Because the right has been trying to make her into the administration’s border czar, and that’s not the portfolio she was given and it’s not a role that she wants. But we really saw that come through in her answer.”
Digging into that answer a bit, the fact that Harris visited the border as an Attorney General and Senator are irrelevant, as is the dismissal that working on the root cause has nothing to do with the actual border situation right now.
Holt’s question was clearly directed at her not having visited the border as VP, which she has not done.
Furthermore, if you are going to fix the root causes, would it not be beneficial to go to the border and get firsthand accounts from migrants as to why they are fleeing these countries?
This entire line of defense is ridiculous and inexcusable for a media member.
Harris is finally being exposed as a fraud and a liar, and the media that has propped her up is just as nervous about it as the Democrat Party.