Vice President Kamala Harris is under fire once again for her “signature nervous laughter.”
Footage captures Harris laughing as reporters attempt to ask her about the disaster unfolding in Afghanistan that has trapped thousands of Americans.
The Taliban has reportedly set up checkpoints and they are beating people attempting to reach the airport in order to evacuate.
Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin has told members of the House of Representatives that Americans are in fact being beaten by the Taliban in Kabul.
An estimated 10,000 to 15,000 American citizens remained trapped in Afghanistan. Sec. of Defense Lloyd Austin reportedly told members of the House of Representatives that Americans are in fact being beaten by the Taliban in Kabul.
An additional 6,000 Britons are also trapped inside the country. The UK’s Parlament has held Biden in contempt over the botched withdrawal of troops in Afghanistan, calling it “catastropic” and “shameful.”
Harris escaped Washington, D.C. for a trip to Asia.
A reporter began to ask, “What’s your response to reports that Americans — ” before Harris cut her off.
She responded to reporters, “Hold on. Hold on. Slow down, everybody.”
“Hahaha. Um, I want to talk about two things,” she said.
“First, Afghanistan — we couldn’t have a higher priority right now,” she said.
“And in particular high priority is making sure that we safely evacuate American citizens, Afghans who worked with us, Afghans at risk, including women and children, and that is one of our highest if not the highest priority right now. And it’s a big area of focus for me in the past days and weeks, and will continue to be,” she added.
Watch the clip:
WATCH: Kamala Harris laughs when a reporter starts to ask her about Americans trapped in Afghanistan pic.twitter.com/7863Seq36C
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) August 22, 2021
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During a Monday press conference in Singapore, Harris — who has claimed she was “the last person in the room” when Biden decided to retreat U.S. troops from Afghanistan — boasted that “the U.S. is a global leader.”Advertisement
Harris’s chuckling came a day after her boss laughed off a serious question from a reporter in a White House press conference.
“A question on the public response,” a reporter said Sunday after Biden made a statement about Afghanistan. “A new poll, out today shows Americans wanted to withdraw from Afghanistan, but they disapprove of the way you’ve handled it. The poll also found that based in part of what transpired over the last week, a majority of Americans — and forgive me, I’m just the messenger — no longer consider you to be competent, focused, or effective at the job.”
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“I haven’t seen that poll,” @edokeefe asks President Biden to respond to a new CBS News poll that suggests Americans mostly disapprove of his handling of Afghanistan. pic.twitter.com/5O6bk0qm4b
— CBS News (@CBSNews) August 22, 2021
THE PRESIDENT: I haven’t seen that poll.
Q: It’s out there, from CBS this morning.
THE PRESIDENT: (Laughs.)
Q: What would you say to those Americans who no longer believe that you are doing the job?
THE PRESIDENT: Look, I had a basic decision to make: I either withdraw America from a 20-year war that, depending on whose analyses you accept, cost us $150 million a day for 20 years or $300 million a day for 20 years; who — and I — you know I carry this card with me every day — and who — in fact, where we lost 2,448 Americans dead and 20,722 wounded. Either increase the number of forces we’d keep — we keep there and keep that going, or I end the war. And I decided to end the war.”
The reporter followed up, asking, “On the question of the Taliban though, do you have a — do you trust them now?”
“I don’t trust anybody, including you. I love you, but, you know, there’s not a lot of people I trust to —” the president said.