President Biden reportedly snapped at Kamala Harris in such a harsh tone during a meeting with Republican lawmakers last May that it left people in the room “taken aback.”
The revelation comes from a new book titled, “This Will Not Pass,” written by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns.
According to the authors, President Biden had been negotiating with Republican lawmakers to support $1 trillion in infrastructure spending, but Harris found that plan to be a bit lean.
“Harris thought that there was something missing from the conversation,” according to excerpts from the book. And when she started to interject, the Vice President was put in her place.
Harris “began to make the case for a larger package than the one Republicans seemed to have in mind.”
“Biden dismissed her comment immediately” though, in a tone so harsh “that even the Republican senators were taken aback.”
We shudder to think what the media reaction would have been if former President Donald Trump had reportedly snapped at a prominent black, female public figure. Especially considering she was chosen specifically for being a black female.
And it gets worse.
According to the authors, Maryland Governor Larry Hogan recounted a story about a meeting between the President, Vice President, and other governors in which he referred to Harris’s role in meetings as “very strange.”
“Harris did not say a word,” Hogan recalled suggesting she may have been “just being deferential to the president — didn’t want to step on him.”
“Some of Harris’s advisers believed the president’s almost entirely white inner circle did not show the vice president the respect she deserved,” the authors wrote.
The book takes note that Harris, for some reason, felt consistently snubbed by President Biden and his staff.
“Harris worried that Biden’s staff looked down on her; she fixated on real and perceived snubs in ways the West Wing found tedious,” excerpts read.
Media sources have described the interactions in a manner that would have easily branded Trump a racist.
The Daily Mail reports that “Harris quickly learned not to come between President Biden and his negotiations with Congress.”
Mediaite notes that Biden “shut down” Harris and that the Veep was “privately mocked” when aides complained about her being made border czar, instead pushing for her to be given a “cushy” job such as overseeing relations with Nordic countries.
Shut down, taught her place, mocked. Imagine this was the previous administration.
The book has also been noteworthy for suggesting that First Lady Jill Biden wasn’t a fan of selecting Harris for the role of Vice President.
“There are millions of people in the United States,” Dr. Biden reportedly said. “Why do we have to choose the one who attacked Joe?”
For someone who was chosen based on her race and gender, you’d think Harris would be given a free pass.
Instead, the Bidens are treating her like Bill Clinton discussing Barack Obama in 2008.
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