Kamala Harris, the Vice President of the Biden administration, recently began cackling at another highly inopportune time, namely when she cut off a reporter and began laughing uproariously after the report made reasonable inquiries regarding Afghanistan.
Harris is presently traveling throughout Southeast Asia, including a stop in Vietnam, though she was asked questions about the crisis shortly after her arrival. These questions focused on the situation in Afghanistan, as the United States and other Western nations have been desperately attempting to free their citizens, alongside refugees, from the nation after the Taliban took over.
However, when she was asked about the American government’s priorities in Afghanistan, Harris began cackling while also commanding the reporters to “hold on” and “slow down.”
She also delivered a rather vague response, complete with “haha” and “um”: “Hahaha. Um, I want to talk about two things. First, Afghanistan — we couldn’t have a higher priority right now.”
Reporter: “What’s your response to reports of Americans—“
Kamala Harris: “Hold on. Hold on. Slow down everybody. Hahaha. Um, I want to talk about two things. First, Afghanistan — we couldn’t have a higher priority right now.”pic.twitter.com/oUv9yAtDfk
— Jerry Dunleavy (@JerryDunleavy) August 22, 2021
The Biden administration has been remarkably slow to address the increasingly deteriorating situation in Afghanistan, though it now claims that it is seeking protection for Afghan allies and Americans from the imminent danger posed by the Taliban. The speed in which the Taliban has taken over the nation has enormously surprised various U.S. officials.
Varied intelligence and military experts previously claimed that the Taliban would defeat the U.S.-trained Afghan army within several months or several years, even in spite of the fact that the U.S. Army trained the Afghan Army for two decades. Nonetheless, the Taliban recaptured the entire nation in eleven days.
Since the Taliban started taking over, roughly 30,000 individuals have been evacuated from Afghanistan since the end of July. Approximately 25,100 individuals have been evacuated since August 14, per an official from the White House.
Military and intelligence experts said the Taliban could defeat the Afghan army in a matter of months or years, even though the latter had both greater numbers and nearly two decades of U.S. military training. However, the Taliban were able to capture nearly the entire country during an 11-day offensive.
Furthermore, an additional 7,800 evacuees have been released in over the weekend.