“Vice President Kamala Harris has begun to take calls on behalf of President Joe Biden, raising questions about his ability to do the job of president,” The National Pulse reported. “It is bizarre for a vice president to be making contact with key world leaders just weeks into a new administration.”
According to the White House readout, per reports:
- Harris “expressed her commitment to strengthening bilateral ties between the United States and France and to revitalizing the transatlantic alliance.”
- Harris and Macron “agreed on the need for close bilateral and multilateral cooperation to address COVID-19, climate change, and support democracy at home and around the world.”
- And they “discussed numerous regional challenges, including those in the Middle East and Africa, and the need to confront them together.”
“Today I spoke with President @EmmanuelMacron of France. We discussed COVID-19, climate change, supporting democracy at home and around the world, and regional challenges. @POTUS and I look forward to working with President Macron to build a better future for our two countries.”
Harris also made a call to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau this month, after Biden spoke with him Jan. 22, per the Times.
“The prime minister congratulated the vice president on her historic election, and she recalled fondly her years spent in Montréal,” Trudeau’s office said, per the report.
Biden entered the White House as the oldest president in U.S. history.
And critics are seizing on Harris’ newfound importance, particularly after former Vice President Mike Pence did not have the same authority on making calls with world leaders.” Newsmax
Comment: Joe did talk to Bibi for an hour the other day. Natanyahu tried to issue orders to him in the matter of Israel’s resolve to prevent the US renewing the JCPOA agreement. Joe seems to have been non-committal. I wonder if Bibi had the feeling that maybe, just maybe, Joe ain’t really in charge. Who is? Maybe it’s the Borgy crew over at Main State. Maybe.
Nevertheless, the US signed up for funding the modernization of the IDF over the next 30 years. Say what?
Now, that’s the way to keep leverage in place. Just tell the Israelis in advance that we will give them all that lovely money. What the hell do we think we are doing” pl