Kamala Harris laughs hysterically while talking about child education, Internet says 'everything is not funny'
Vice President Kamala Harris while delivering remarks at the West Haven Child Development Center in Connecticut, ended up laughing rather hysterically over what many considered a serious subject. As Harris talked about the impact of the Covid pandemic on teachers and parents on Friday, she burst out laughing while addressing something serious.
"More people are seeing that, yeah, affordable child care is a big deal. More parents are seeing the value of educators when they had to bring their kids [home] and say we're not paying them nearly enough," she said between a fit of laughter.
On the internet, this found some backlash. “Kamala is always pointing out how women have been the most negatively impacted by the fact that children are unable to go to school during the pandemic. Yet she seems to think it’s hilarious. It’s a slap in the face to all of the parents that have had to endure their lockdown,” wrote a Twitter user, adding, “There are millions of working parents who must think it’s hilarious that they can’t send their children to school this morning.”
“Where are her PR and comms team?! Is this what she does when she's nervous, unprepared, or both? They need to be fired, or maybe she doesn’t take constructive criticism?” asked a Twitter user. Another Twitter user said, “There's something wrong with this woman. Everything is a joke. I know someone else like that and it drives me crazy. Everything is not funny.”
There are millions of working parents who must think it’s hilarious that they can’t send their children to school this morning.— Mythinformed MKE (@MythinformedMKE) March 30, 2021
Where are her PR and comms team?! Is this what she does when she's nervous, unprepared, or both? They need to be fired, or maybe she doesn’t take constructive criticism? https://t.co/g57xkW7Ql7— Amy Tarkanian (@MrsT106) March 30, 2021
There's something wrong with this woman. Everything is a joke. I know someone else like that and it drives me crazy. Everything is not funny. https://t.co/sph5oGd4M3— Sandra Andresen (@fmfa94) March 30, 2021
This is not the first time Harris has had to face criticism over laughing while something serious was being asked or addressed. Last Tuesday, Republican Rep Steve Scalise, shared on Twitter: "Kamala Harris laughs at a reporter who asked her if she has plans to visit the border. Don’t believe this administration when they say they are serious about solving this crisis.” This happened the previous day while she was taking questions from reporters outside of Air Force Two.
Republican Senator John Cornyn spoke about this on Fox News and said, "Well, it is no laughing matter, and I wish the vice president and president would come to the border. I'd be glad to welcome them there and so they can learn what I've learned, talking to the experts, the Border Patrol, Health and Human Services, as well as the local officials and stakeholders who are bearing the burden of this open border policy of this administration.”
🚨 WATCH → Kamala Harris laughs at a reporter who asked her if she has plans to visit the border.— Steve Scalise (@SteveScalise) March 23, 2021
Don’t believe this administration when they say they are serious about solving this crisis. pic.twitter.com/UIYXoW5gaz
Last year, Former President Donald Trump mocked Harris and said her frequent bursts of laughter at serious questions suggested that "there's something wrong" with her. Trump in between his stump speech, said, "Biden's running mate Kamala Harris...Did you see her last night on television with a laugh?" He was referring to Harris laughing off journalist Norah O'Donnell's question during the '60 Minutes' interview about being rated the most liberal senator by GovTrack. She laughed again when she called herself someone who likes hip-hop.