As United States Vice President Kamala Harris showed up to what was billed as a surprise party for her birthday on Wednesday, she entered the room and yelled, “Surprise!” before the party attendees could do so.
The video presents several PR missteps, particularly for one trying to increase favorability ratings and come across to the American people as honest and real.
In describing the event, Redstate wrote: “In a fashion that would make Hillary Clinton blush while she’s ‘chilling in Cedar Rapids,’ Harris comes through the door yelling ‘surprise’ for herself, preempting the crowd before beginning to motion for them to clap in the form of Nancy Pelosi. Two of the people behind her quickly obey, seemingly not knowing what to do prior.”
During the 2020 election, senior adviser to the Trump campaign, Katrina Pierson, stated, “Clearly, phony Kamala will abandon her own morals, as well as try to bury her record as a prosecutor, in order to appease the anti-police extremists controlling the Democrat Party.”
The Palmieri Report criticized Harris for using a “phony” White House set.
After Harris starred in a YouTube video special in a classroom setting with paid children actors, accusations of phoniness only increased.
Harris has reportedly brought in an image crisis consultant to help with her plummeting poll numbers, but Wednesday’s performance did not help.
In another birthday video, President Biden gave Harris flowers and a framed photo. Harris responded, “This is my favorite,” and then, “I’m gonna hang this up with great pride.”
The surprise birthday video shows what appears to be a dinner presentation, complete with masked staff and a separate piece of cake and candle for Harris.
The Daily Wire article noted that one social media user said, “Her awkwardness hurts me.” Commenter Derek Hunter quipped that the video reminds him of “that footage of Kim Jong-Un where no one wants to be the first to stop clapping out of fear they’ll be killed.”
Harris’ staff have complained that the working environment in the VP’s office is toxic.
Politico reported that someone with direct knowledge of Harris’ office stated, “People are thrown under the bus from the very top, there are short fuses and it’s an abusive environment.”
Efforts to improve Harris’ image and increase favorability ratings will be key to her continued success as a prominent Democratic leader.
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