Vice President Kamala Harris criticized press coverage of her recent trip to Paris “ridiculous.”
“Oh, how about, ‘She’s going to buy a pot on the way to the airport,’ ‘Harris told The San Francisco Chronicle,’ after a very important and extremely successful bilateral meeting in France on issues concerning national “Security is about issues about climate, about issues about what we do in terms of international norms and rules about everything from cyber to space. Come on.”
During the Paris trip, which Harris used as an opportunity to settle matters with French President Emmanuel Macron over an Australian submarine deal, she allegedly had a $ 375 serving dish, a $ 160 frying pan and more. accessories purchased for a total of € 516, or about $ 580.
Shortly afterwards, the conservative Washington Free Beacon published an article in which she criticized her purchase, saying that the optics are bad because many Americans feel the impact of inflation.
“The vice-presidential shopping spree came when Americans in the state suffered the worst inflation in three decades, which put pressure on both consumers and small businesses,” the outlet said. reported at that point.
“The Biden administration has stressed the need to buy ‘American’, calling for a ‘whole government’ effort to support US manufacturing,” it added.
The article went viral on social media after publication and provoked fierce criticism.
Alan is a writer, editor and news junkie in New York.