The last few days have revealed to the American people that some sort of dysfunction exists at the core of the Executive Branch, likely stemming from a contentious relationship between President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris.
And no, this isn’t some far-off conjecture from a deep, dark corner of the internet: CNN was forced to admit as much. In fact, the situation was so dire that the White House themselves attempted to patch up the PR dustup with a tweet, sent somewhat desperately around 9pm on Sunday night.
Now, in a rare joint appearance featuring Biden and Harris both, somebody fell off script.
The White House’s announcer at President Biden’s signing ceremony of the bipartisan infrastructure bill appeared to skip Vice President Harris’ turn to speak following a disastrous CNN report on her.
Harris appeared to be passed over at the White House signing ceremony, with the event announcer introducing union political activist Heather Kurtenbach as the vice president stood at the podium.Trending:
“In a moment,” Harris quipped after the apparent snub.
Video of the strange moment was soon circulating on social media.
Announcer: “Please welcome Heather Kurtenbach”
Kamala Harris: “In a moment.” pic.twitter.com/oLo2R4NArY
— Charlie Spiering (@charliespiering) November 15, 2021
While it is unlikely that there was any malice involved in the odd moment, the error does appear to provide a bit more fuel for the argument regarding dysfunction within the Executive Branch.