Vice President Kamala Harris just messed up so badly during her trip to Mexico and Guatemala – that even her own team was reportedly left “perplexed” by her answers.
The team was particularly disturbed when she responded to NBC host Lester Holt’s question on why she hadn’t been to the U.S.-Mexico border with “I haven’t been to Europe,” according to reports.
“There was certainly progress, but there are now concerns that some of that progress may have been overshadowed by her answers to some of these questions that her team knew that she would be facing,” CNN reporter Jeremy Diamond reported.
“Some administration officials are quietly perplexed about the Vice President’s answers to some questions, in particular the particular question she got from Lester Holt where she equated the question about the border with Europe. There was hope the trip would be a success, and in the end, they feel it may have been overshadowed by some of her answers to these questions,” he added.
During the interview with Holt, she said, “at some point, you know, we are going to the border. We’ve been to the border. So, this whole, this whole, this whole thing about the border. We’ve been to the border. We’ve been to the border.”
Holt responded: “YOU haven’t been to the border.”
“I, and I haven’t been to Europe,” Harris responded. “And I mean, I don’t — I don’t understand the point that you’re making,” Harris said with a laugh. She added: “I’m not discounting the importance of the border.”
Harris was lambasted by lawmakers on both sides as she seemingly made a joke of the crisis at the border that has occurred under the Biden administration.
During her trip, she also told migrants in Guatemala “do not come,” prompting a new round of criticism, and in Mexico City a day later said there was “no question” her work in Central America would have a positive effect on the region.
“The issue of root causes is not going to be solved in two days,” Harris said. “It is not a new issue for the United States to feel the root causes on our shores.”
Meanwhile, the Democrats’ border crisis has hit new heights – with law enforcement officials apprehending more illegal aliens trying to enter the U.S. than in any other month on record at the Department of Homeland Security, which was founded in 2002.
“In May 2021, CBP encountered 180,034 persons attempting entry along the Southwest Border,” U.S. Customs and Border Protection said in a statement. “Single adults continue to make up the majority of these encounters.”
The disastrous border numbers for last month represented a staggering 674% increase vs. May of 2020 when 23,237 illegal aliens were apprehended. Last month’s numbers were the worst numbers in more than two decades.
The Trump administration turned around the situation on the border starting late during Fiscal Year 2019 and kept them low throughout Fiscal Year 2020. Biden’s border crisis has worsened every month that he has been in office in terms of the number of illegal aliens apprehended at the southern border – and it doesn’t look to be slowing anytime soon.
Author: Henry Mack