A sarcastic Twitter user once said, “Please, no useful balloons.”
Several on Twitter poked fun at Vice President Kamala Harris after she gave another lengthy explanation in which she said the downing of the Chinese spy balloon by the United States in its airspace was “not beneficial” for ties between the two countries.
Many on the internet were mystified by the Vice President’s clumsy and kind language when describing a huge geopolitical danger to the United States.
Harris’s last rhetorical outburst occurred during an exclusive interview with MSNBC’s Andrea Mitchell. Harris, in this episode, spoke about the downed spy balloon and the present state of ties between the United States and China.
The first thing to note about the Vice President’s balloon conversation is that it included another example of the uncomfortable word salad for which she has become notorious. The second was the report’s peculiar depiction of the spy balloon as a threat.
According to what she said, “We won’t change our minds on how things should go between China and the United States. It won’t alter, but we know for sure that shooting down the balloon wasn’t a good idea.”
Harris said earlier this week that she did not think the Chinese surveillance balloon’s incursion into U.S. airspace should have any impact on the relationship between the two countries. She told Politico on Tuesday, “I don’t believe so, no,” when asked if the balloon had altered the situation.
Harris’ detractors made jokes about her “word salad” during the Mitchell interview and accused her of dodging the spy balloon issue once again.
Using Twitter sarcasm, conservative Christian influencer Jack Lombardi II referred to himself as “A master of words and influence.”
Tennessee Republican Rep. Tim Burchett sarcastically said to Harris, “Thank you for clearing that up.”
Helpful Balloons Only,” journalist Jim Treacher joked.
The managing editor of NewsBusters, Curtis Houck, sarcastically said, “Oh, so the balloon has feelings now?” in response to Harris’s euphemistic description of the spy balloon.
Twitter user @TheGreatJeffMac, a conservative pundit, poked fun at the reasoning behind Kamala’s statement by writing, “The water was wet. As a result of being immersed in water, you will become wet.”
She missed her calling to be a preschool helper,” the conservative influencer pair @tiffanyandsadie said of Harris.
An accuser of former president Bill Clinton, Juanita Broaddrick, lashed out at the vice president, tweeting, “Warning: Seeing Kamala speak puts you in danger of losing brain cells and reducing your IQ.”