Add another one to the Biden administration’s ever-growing gaffe count, courtesy of Vice President Kamala Harris.
Fox News reports that Harris, during a recent public speech, confused North and South Korea, erroneously claiming that the United States has a “very important . . . alliance” with North Korea rather than South Korea.
The error came during the final stop of Harris’s recent trip to Asia. This final stop was at the Korean Peninsula’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), the heavily fortified zone that separates North and South Korea.
There, Harris gave a speech, the point of which was to demonstrate the United States’ commitment to keeping the region secure. The speech, however, didn’t go exactly according to plan.
It came during the part of the speech in which Harris was supposed to tout the United States’ relationship with South Korea.
The vice president said, “the United States shares a very important relationship, which is an alliance, with the Republic of North Korea, and it is an alliance that is strong and enduring.”
It does not appear as though Harris realized her mistakes, or, at least, if she did, she didn’t stop to correct them. Rather, she continued:
I cannot state enough that the commitment of the United States to the defense of the Republic of Korea is iron-clad and that we will do everything in our power to ensure that it has meaning in every way that the words suggest.
North Korea, the country with whom the United States, according to the vice president, has a “very important relationship,” apparently didn’t think too much of its ally Harris’s speech. Not long after Harris left the region, North Korea fired two short-range projectiles into the Sea of Japan.
Neither Harris nor the White House has commented upon Harris’s mistake. It appears as though they are just going to let this one be.
President Joe Biden certainly has to be the king of verbal miscues, but Harris is quickly becoming the queen. While Biden specialized in the gaffe, though, Harris specializes in the word salad.
Remember this one:
We were all touring the library here and talking about the significance of the passage of time, right? The significance of the passage of time. So when you think about it, there is great significance to the passage of time in terms of what we need to do to lay these wires, what we need to do to create these jobs. And there is such great significance to the passage of time when we think about the day of the life of our children.
That’s our vice president!