Kamala Harris trolled for cookies in her likeness on Air Force 2: 'Modern-day Marie Antoinette’

Kamala Harris handed out the cookies made in the style of her official White House portrait to reporters on Air Force 2


                            Kamala Harris trolled for cookies in her likeness on Air Force 2: 'Modern-day Marie Antoinette’
Kamala Harris handed out cookies made in the style of her official White House portrait in the tail section of Air Force 2, where the White House press corps is seated (White House, Courtney Subramanian/Twitter/@cmsub)

Vice President Kamala Harris sparked a major backlash on social media after doling out cookies made in her likeness to reporters on Air Force 2, on her way to meet with the president of Guatemala.

Harris, 56, traveled to the Central American republic on Sunday, June 6, to meet with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei. This was the veep's first international trip after being appointed by President Joe Biden to lead diplomatic efforts in the region in light of the southern border crisis, Fox News reported.

According to the report, Harris handed out cookies made in the style of her official White House portrait in the tail section of Air Force 2, where the White House press corps is seated.

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The first female vice president sparked a backlash on social media after USA Today politics reporter Courtney Subramanian shared a picture of the custom-made Kamala Harris cookie online.



 

GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel ripped Harris saying the cookies were the "modern-day equivalent" of French Queen Marie Antoinette’s famous "let them eat cake" quote.

"Handing out cookies with her face on them as the border crisis rages…" McDaniel tweeted. "The modern-day equivalent of ‘let them eat cake.’"

Meanwhile, Pennsylvania Republican Rep Guy Reschenthaler slammed the Vice President, saying the Mexican cartel was making millions while she was passing out cookies.

"[Harris] is passing out cookies to the press with her face on them while the cartel makes hundreds of millions of dollars smuggling drugs and children across the southern border," Reschenthaler wrote. "This is all possible thanks to the Biden/Harris Administration’s policies."

Conservative pundit Matt Walsh said distributing the cookies was "Extremely disturbing behavior," while Republican congressional candidate and former Clinton aide Buzz Patterson called out the apparent "level of narcissism" displayed by Harris.

"As a former Military Aide during the Clinton administration, I never even imagined this level of narcissism," Patterson tweeted. "And, all on YOUR tax dollars America!"

"The first-ever female @VP is handing out frosted cookies of herself on AF-2. That’s where we are, America," he added.

"Not a cult," political commentator Mike Cernovich sarcastically commented.

"Kamala Harris went around Air Force 2 on D-Day to hand journalists frosted cookies in her image. 81,000,000 votes," producer Errol Webber wrote, poking fun at the disputed 2020 election results.

"@VP's face is missing not only on her personalized cookies but also on our Southern Border. VP, it is time for you to face the truth and visit the border. Pun intended," Florida congressman Byron Donalds chimed in.



 



 



 



 



 



 



 



 

However, a few tweets defended her saying she had received the cookies as a gift and had shared them with the reporters. "People are missing the context. These cookies were given by a black owned business and VP gave them to the press. A little bit context provided by the author of the tweet would’ve been nice," said one user. Another, commenting on the hate Harris received, wrote: "You can tell how many people in these replies have never worked an office job where you occasionally get gifts of food."



 



 

 

Harris, on her diplomatic mission, told Guatemalan President Giammattei that addressing the migrant crisis at the border was a "shared priority" between the two nations after the latter had blamed the US for the unprecedented surge.

Vice President Kamala Harris participates in a virtual bilateral meeting with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei at the Vice President’s Ceremonial Office at Eisenhower Executive Office Building on April 26, 2021, in Washington, DC (Photo by Alex Wong/Getty Images)

However, Giammattei pushed back saying that the two were "not on the same side of the coin" when it came to the "root causes" behind the surge. In a conversation with CBS News, he blamed the wave on what he saw as a more welcoming message to migrants by the Biden administration.

"The message changed too: 'We're going to reunite families, we’re going to reunite children,'" Giammattei told the outlet. "The very next day, the coyotes were here organizing groups of children to take them to the United States."

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