Kamala Harris Torched for ‘Childish’ Explanation of Russia-Ukraine War
'Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine'
Vice President Kamala Harris was asked by "The Morning Hustle" co-host Headkrack to explain the Ukraine conflict “in layman’s terms for people who don’t understand what’s going on and how can this directly affect the people of the United States?”
Her response took “dumb” to a new level.
"So, Ukraine is a country in Europe.”
"It exists next to another country called Russia,” she continued.
"Russia is a bigger country.
"Russia is a powerful country.
"Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine.
"So, basically, that’s wrong, and it goes against everything that we stand for.”
Harris’ childish explanation was taken apart by critics, with one commenter comparing it to an episode of children’s TV program “Peppa Pig.”
Washington Examiner executive editor Seth Mandel described Harris’ statement as “terrifying.”
“She just has a real inability to talk normally to [people],” Mandel noted on Twitter.
“Layman’s terms doesn’t mean ‘assume the audience has never heard of Russia.’”
Harris stated that Ukraine “exists next to another country called Russia” and that Russia is “a bigger country.”
“Layman’s terms just means don’t answer ‘the parallel trends of NATO enlargement and post-Soviet de-nuclearization in the 90s really set us on the path to the failed Minsk Agreement,’” he went on.
“You may use, without defining, words such as ‘Russia.’”
“Sounds like me reading off notecards in 5th grade,” cracked GOP campaign consultant Nathan Wurtzel.
“I’m proud to announce that my 9-year-old daughter was hired last week as VP Harris’ speechwriter,” tweeted Manhattan Institute senior fellow Brian Riedl.
Kamala Harris explains the Ukraine/Russia conflict:— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 1, 2022
“Ukraine is a country in Europe. It exists next to another country called Russia. Russia is a bigger country." pic.twitter.com/QYPLJ02mDy
“‘When two countries love each other very much, they sometimes make littler countries,’” mocked Spectator USA contributing editor Stephen Miller.
“‘And sometimes as they get older they drift apart and then split up.
"This is not the fault of the countries really.’”
“Apparently, Vice President Kamala Harris believes the average American layperson is aged 4,” seethed The Federalist publisher Ben Domenech.
“You will hear higher levels of explanation of international affairs in Peppa Pig.”
Former Trump White House counselor Kellyanne Conway said Harris’ statement was “embarrassing” and added, “No wonder staffers smarter than she has quit.”
“As I’ve said before: Harris’ answers to substantive questions always sound like she’s doing a book report on a book she hasn’t read,” tweeted conservative commentator and media critic AG Hamilton.