Yesterday, Vice President Kamala Harris made a Freudian mistake, and the White House had to clean up the mess by doing an awkward back-pedal. It has been suggested that Kamala Harris meant to say “pollution,” but instead pronounced “population.” As you can see in the video below.
KAMALA HARRIS: “When we invest in clean energy and electric vehicles and reduce population, more of our children can breath clean air and drink clean water.” pic.twitter.com/MbMiDx9Xoc— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) July 14, 2023
The White House has acknowledged and corrected Harris’ disturbing inaccuracy in the official transcript of her address.
To indicate what the VP actually meant to say, “pollution” has been placed within brackets in the transcript after “population” has been crossed out.
A lot of conservatives were disturbed by the gaffe on social media.
“Are you the population she wants to reduce?” Rep. Thomas Massie (R-Ky.) remarked in a tweet
“Wait, what?” Josiah Neeley, a senior fellow at the R Street Institute think tank, said of the vice president’s eyebrow raising remark.
As President Biden’s right-hand lady, Harris has a history of making inexplicable statements, and a recent poll indicated that she is one of the most unpopular vice presidents in US history.
Earlier this month she gave a repetitive definition of the word “culture” at a music festival in New Orleans that drew mockery on social media.
“Culture is — it is a reflection of our moment in our time, right? And in present culture is the way we express how we’re feeling about the moment,” Harris said, in part, at the Essence Festival of Culture in the Caesars Superdome.
And just this week, at a meeting with labor union and civil rights leaders, Harris served up a word salad in an attempt to clarify what artificial intelligence is.
“I think the first part of this issue that should be articulated is AI is kind of a fancy thing,” Harris said on Wednesday. “First of all, it’s two letters. It means artificial intelligence, but ultimately what it is, is it’s about machine learning.”
Harris was also ridiculed in April after she went on a puzzling digression during an abortion rights rally, speaking about the “moment” in time the country is in.
“So I think it’s very important — as you have heard from so many incredible leaders for us at every moment in time and certainly this one — to see the moment in time in which we exist and are present, and to be able to contextualize it, to understand where we exist in the history and in the moment as it relates not only to the past but the future,” she said
Senior adviser Anita Dunn has reportedly ordered staff to organize additional events for the unpopular vice president, Harris, out of concern that she may become “a drag on the ticket” in the next 2024 election..