VP Harris Goes Viral Online For Laugh At ‘Awkward’ Moment Recalling Story About Her Mother
After a video showing Vice President Kamala Harris laughing during a “awkward” moment as she addressed a crowd of people, some social media users expressed concern for her safety.
the “White House Initiative on Promoting Educational Equality, Excellence, and Economic Opportunities for Latinos” was being sworn in when Harris was swearing in the commissioners. After recalling a tale involving her mother, she suddenly began speaking with an accent.
“My mother used to, she would give us a hard time sometimes,” Harris said. “And she would say to us, ‘I don’t know what’s wrong with you young people. You think you just fell out of a coconut tree?’”
At that point, Harris began laughing — some could even say cackling — at her rendition of the tale and seemed to invite the audience to join in.
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But, nobody did. There are a few faint chuckles in response, but that is it. Yet the unusual video left a lot of social media users perplexed and openly doubting her mental stability.
“I’m pretty sure Kamala just fell out of a coconut tree. There’s something seriously wrong with her,” one user wrote on Twitter.
“Kamala didn’t fall out of a coconut tree but she definitely had one dropped on her head,” another wrote.
“Kamala’s coconut tree joke…she was lit up on something,” another user observed.
“Please! That’s her norm! It’s utterly embarrassing. We have a guy that doesn’t know what he’s saying and where he’s walking too and a gal who consistently sounds like a stoner philosophizing,” said another.
“What was she on?” asked another user.
“So she knew early on something wasn’t right with her daughters head,” said another user, referencing Harris’ story about her mother.
Harris has told a cringe-worthy tale about her mother before, replete with a snickering laugh.
The Republican National Committee’s research division posted a clip where Harris said, “I went home one day and I said, ‘Why are conservatives bad, Mommy?’ because I thought we were supposed to conserve! Ha ha ha! I couldn’t reconcile it. Now I can! Ha ha ha.”
When Harris and the second gentleman attended her old mater’s March Madness NCAA men’s basketball game, they were booed, which prevented Harris from having the ideal start to the college basketball championship tournament. Even worse, Howard University, an HBCU, was eliminated by Kansas in a rout, according to Newsweek.
She addressed the squad in the locker room thereafter.
“You played hard. You played to the very last second. You made all us Bisons proud,” she said, The Associated Press reported. “You are smart. You are disciplined. You put everything you had into the game. You guys did not stop, and that is so inspiring. So you keep playing with chin up and shoulders back because you showed the world who Bison are.”
In 1986, Harris earned a degree from what is undoubtedly the most prestigious historically black college in the country.
“So I know you may not be feeling great right now, OK, but know who you are,” she said. “You are excellence. You are hard work. You are powerful, and you are winners.”
As for the boos, The Associated Press speculated that it was because the two states involved are Republican.
“When Harris was shown on the video board during the game, the boos — Kansas and Iowa are Republican-leaning states, after all — outweighed the applause,” the AP noted at the time.
Still, Harris didn’t get a great reception days earlier when she appeared on “The Late Show” with host Stephen Colbert.
She was greeted by protesters shouting “Lock her up!” and chasing her motorcade, a video showed.