Rumors about Kamala Harris’s fitness to serve as vice president are continuing to swirl around Washington D.C. as new leaks emerge from her inner circle.
A new book by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns called, “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future,” is lifting the lid on the tensions between the Harris and Biden teams.
The book shows Harris is furious with snubs, perceived or real, by team Biden and even by Vogue magazine.
According to Martin and Burns, Kamala complained about these snubs early and often.
“Some of Harris’s advisers believed the president’s almost entirely white inner circle did not show the vice president the respect she deserved,” Martin and Burns write.
“Harris worried that Biden’s staff looked down on her; she fixated on real and perceived snubs in ways the West Wing found tedious.”
They write that Harris even sent her chief of staff to talk to top Biden adviser Anita Dunn.
Dunn was reportedly told to tell Biden’s team that Harris was mad that White House staff was not standing up for her when she entered the room the way they did for the president.
“The vice president took it as a sign of disrespect.”
Dunn said she wasn’t “going to comment except to say that everyone in the West Wing has a high degree of respect for the vice president and the hard work she is doing for this president and our country.
Harris was also mad over a Vogue cover photo that featured her in Converse sneakers and skinny pants because it was “an approachable but less than grand depiction of the incoming vice president.”
Harris wanted a different photo for the cover and insisted one an image that made her look more professional.
“Harris was wounded,” the authors write.
“She felt belittled by the magazine, asking aides: ‘Would Vogue depict another world leader this way?’”
The authors claim Harris was not happy being named border czar and ran from the title trying to focus on Central America instead.
During an April meeting with Congressional Black Caucus leaders, Biden praised Harris and said she would do “a hell of a job” handling immigration.
Apparently, Harris cracked in front of staffers and snapped at the president.
“The vice president corrected him at once,” the authors write.
“Excuse me, it’s the Northern Triangle — not immigration,” Harris reportedly snapped at Biden.
The authors continue:
“Staff floated the possibility of the vice president overseeing relations with the Nordic countries — a low-risk diplomatic assignment that might have helped Harris get adjusted to the international stage in welcoming venues like Oslo and Copenhagen.”
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From The New York Post:
The hubbub over the pic reportedly surprised President-elect Joe Biden’s team, according to the book, written by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alexander Burns.
Tina Flournoy, who would become Harris’ chief of state, reached out to the Biden campaign about the perceived slight and was caught “off-guard by the anger in Harris’ circle,” Politico reported.
The Biden adviser allegedly told Flournoy that “this was not the time to be going to war with Vogue over a comparatively trivial aesthetic issue,” the book said, according to Politico.
“Tina, the adviser said, these are first-world problems,” the excerpt stated.
The book excerpts also show early tension between Biden’s and Harris’ offices in the early days of the administration.