Kamala Harris Slips Up, Reveals Plans for 'Harris Administration' During Roundtable
'Freudian slip' has many questioning Biden is just a placeholder
Joe Biden's running mate Kamala Harris seemingly slipped up during a virtual roundtable on Monday after she touted economic plans under a "Harris administration."
During the roundtable with small business owners in Arizona, Harris promised they would have an ally in the White House with the "Build Back Better" initiative.
But the California senator suggested she was at the top of the Democratic ticket.
"A Harris administration, together with Joe Biden as the president of the United States," she said.
She then quickly clarified:
"The Biden-Harris administration will provide access to $100 billion in low-interest loans and investments from minority business owners."
But her supposed 'mistake' causes a stir on social media, as many questioned if it was a "Freudian slip."
"A Harris administration together with Joe Biden..."— Daily Caller (@DailyCaller) September 15, 2020
Freudian slip? pic.twitter.com/XEtLji17BX
"Joe better hire a food taster," Richochet editor-in-chief Jon Gabriel quipped.
"Uh oh, Kamala. You weren't supposed to say that part out loud!!" Daily Caller's Greg Price said.
The gaffed didn't go unnoticed by the Trump campaign, who tweeted that Biden's running mate "lets the truth slip."
Kamala Harris lets the truth slip: "a Harris Administration together with Joe Biden" pic.twitter.com/XdqyU4Kh6S— Trump War Room - Text TRUMP to 88022 (@TrumpWarRoom) September 15, 2020
The slip up appears to be more evidence the Democrats have no intention of having Biden as president.
President Donald Trump has frequently described Biden as "Trojan Horse for the radical left."
Other critics have predicted Biden is serving as a "placeholder" until Harris is sworn in as president.
Last month, CNN predicted Biden could be soon taking a back seat while Harris takes charge.
CNN editor-at-large Chris Cillizza wrote that Biden could “step aside” for Harris, all but conceding that Biden will not complete his presidential term if he's elected in November.
Joe Biden made the pick that maximized his chances of continuing to make the race a straight referendum on Trump while also selecting someone whose resume suggests being ready to step in, if and when Biden decides to step aside. | Analysis by @CillizzaCNN https://t.co/Ek4d6sfGfT— CNN (@CNN) August 11, 2020
Cillizza said that Biden's choice in selecting Harris shows he is confident he will beat President Donald Trump in November.
But Cillizza also noted that Biden might not be able to do the job.
Cillizza’s argument comes after Brian Stelter, CNN’s chief media correspondent, said it was “offensive and otherworldly” to claim Biden was too unhealthy to compete or to serve in office.