Kamala Harris’ Speech So Bad White House Scrambles to Doctor Transcript
'The US stands firmly with the Ukrainian people in defense of the NATO alliance'
Vice President Kamala Harris’s speech over the weekend was so bad the official White House transcript had to be doctored to cover it up.
Speaking at the Democratic National Committee’s winter meeting at the Washington Hilton in D.C., Harris started with domestic politics before briefly touching on her recent trip abroad and the Russian invasion of Ukraine.
Even someone who takes a casual interest in politics will know the Russian invasion was sparked at least in part by President Vladimir Putin’s opposition to Ukraine joining the North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO).
Harris’s speech at the DNC event suggested she thinks Ukraine already is a part of NATO, a grave misunderstanding that caused revisionists on the White House briefing desk to rewrite a bit of history.
“Russia’s invasion threatens not just Ukraine’s democracy, it threatens democracy and security across Europe,” the vice president said.
Kamala thinks Ukraine is part of NATO.— Brick Suit (@Brick_Suit) March 12, 2022
Just when you thought you knew how unqualified she is, she lowers the bar even further. pic.twitter.com/52XCAXwFv2
“So I will say what I know we all say, and I will say over and over again: The United States stands firmly with the Ukrainian people in defense of the NATO alliance," Harris said.
But it’s clearly not what the White House wants posterity to remember because after someone realized just how grave an error Harris had made, the White House transcript of her errant sentence included the word “[and]” — as though she said something she hadn’t.
Fox News also caught the moment:
And it wasn’t missed on social media either:
UNBELIEVABLE.....JUST ADD WORDS TO A TRANSCRIPT TO MAKE IT SAY WHAT YOU WANT, NOT WHAT VP EMBARRASSMENT SAID....— BillyJoeJimBobCat (@Renegade424) March 14, 2022
THAT IS THE UTMOST IN #transparency....🙄
Biden White House makes changes to Kamala Harris' Ukraine remarks in transcripthttps://t.co/29vWnP2grC
And their voters don’t believe that they’re liars??? Blind leading the blind! 👍🏽🤦🏻♀️ https://t.co/FjQHdd7NeW— Laura Cordova ✡️🇮🇱✝️🇺🇸 (@moraJESUSplease) March 14, 2022
Here’s what the transcript shows:
“So I will say what I know we all say, and I will say over and over again: The United States stands firmly with the Ukrainian people [and] in defense of the NATO Alliance. (Applause.)”