As half the country expressed concerns over the mental fitness of Joe Biden, it has emerged that Vice President Kamala Harris has yet again taken on duties that the President should be fulfilling, after speaking to another foreign leader this week.
Reports detail how Harris spoke with the prime minister of Norway, Erna Solberg, while Biden wandered aimlessly around a hardware store barely registering where he was.
“The Vice President thanked the Prime Minister for Norway’s close security partnership with the United States and generous contributions to development and health security efforts around the world,” a White House statement notes.
Harris also tweeted about the call:
I spoke with Norway’s Prime Minister @Erna_Solberg. We discussed the need to stand together on human rights, climate, defense, development, and healthcare – especially for women and girls. @POTUS and I are grateful for Norway's friendship and commitment to our shared values. pic.twitter.com/RKYttjQnDx
— Vice President Kamala Harris (@VP) March 9, 2021
This follows Harris speaking to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu of Israel last week, while Biden was on a call with NASA.
As we have previously reported, Harris has also already taken important calls with French President Emmanuel Macron and Canadian Prime Minister Trudeau.
Glad we had this first talk @VP Kamala Harris! Let's move forward together on all the challenges we face: climate, gender equality, regional crises, and our space cooperation with (hopefully) a new step this Thursday with Perseverance’s landing on Mars! https://t.co/5Qb1T8Pkqp
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) February 15, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris speaks with Trudeau in first foreign leader call https://t.co/tHybZdwpNf
— Los Angeles Times (@latimes) February 3, 2021
The short answer is no, it isn’t normal.
The NY Post notes that former Vice President Mike Pence “occasionally spoke directly by phone with foreign leaders, but that role generally was performed by former President Donald Trump, especially last year.”
“A review of press notices from Pence’s final year in office reveals no readouts of direct calls with the leaders of foreign nations,” the Post added.
Do VPs normally call foreign leaders or is this something only Ms. Harris is doing….I don't recall pence or gore or cheney calling foreign leaders for these introductory calls.
— thomas david (@td12212) March 9, 2021
Kamala Harris is the real president in action. Biden is just a prop for the Democratic Party's agenda..
— Solomon Kamal (@solomonkamal) March 10, 2021
Kamala is there to make sure biden say anything. He's not the real president. pic.twitter.com/hOoDXJelPv
— jim henderson (@jwh1947) March 10, 2021
— BallywalterPark #ChooseToChallenge (@BallywalterPark) March 9, 2021
— ! (@BabylonGate) March 9, 2021