Kamala Harris plans trip to Vietnam amid trouble in Afghanistan

Kamala Harris plans trip to Vietnam amid trouble in Afghanistan

G ENHAPPENSED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS — ENHANCED UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS THAT ARE SET TO EXPIRE NEXT MONTH. HERE NOW, CHARLIE HURT FROM THE WASHINGTON TIME THES. ALWAYS GOOD TO SEE YOU. WITH THE DELTA VARIANT NOW BECOMING SUCH AN ISSUE, POLITICAL ISSUE, IF YOU WILL, ARE THEY GOING TO THINK ABOUT EXTENDING THESE BENEFITS? THIS IS BASICALLY THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION SAYING, TO OH, NO, WE’RE NOT DOING IT, THE STATES ARE DOING IT. >> YEAH, EXACTLY. THEY CAN ALWAYS HIDE BEHIND SOME SORT OF FIG LEAF THERE. BUT IT IS THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION DOING IT AND, QUITE FRANKLY, POLITICALLY SPEAKING IT’S KIND OF A DIFFICULT SORT OF DOUBLE STANDARD THAT THEY’RE ISSUING HERE. ON ONE HAND, THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION IS TRYING TO CLAIM THAT THEY’VE BEEN CAREFUL STEWARDS OF THE ECONOMY AND AS THE ECONOMY IS COMING BACK AND THERE’S REASON TO BE OPTIMISTIC ABOUT THE FUTURE, BUT AT THE SAME TIME THEY’RE CONTINUING TO ENCOURAGE PEOPLE TO GET — STATES AND THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT TO PAY PEOPLE TO STAY HOME AND NOT GO BACK TO WORK WHICH UNDERMINES THEIR WHOLE ARGUMENT THAT THE ECONOMY IS GETTING BETTER: AND I WOULD ARGUE THAT THIS TIME NEXT YEAR WE’RE GOING TO BE TALKING ABOUT A COUPLE OF THINGS, BUT NOTHING IS GOING TO BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN VOTERS HEADING TO THE POLLS FOR THE FIRST MIDTERM ELECTIONS OF THE BIDEN ADMINISTRATION, NOTHING IS GOING TO BE MORE IMPORTANT THAN THE ECONOMY. AND IF THE ADMINISTRATION CONTINUES TO PAY PEOPLE NOT TO GO TO WORK, WE’RE GOING TO CONTINUE TO HAVE PROBLEMS THAT EVERYBODY CAN SEE ALL AROUND THEM RIGHT NOW. JACKIE: I HEAR YOU. I THINK THE ECONOMY IS ON EVERYBODY’S MIND RIGHT NOW AND LOOKING TO GET PAST THIS PANDEMIC AND BE ROBUST AND HEALTHY AGAIN. SOME OF THE POLICIES SEEM TO BE SETTING US BACK, AND THAT’S TROUBLING. BUT I WANT TO TALK ABOUT AFGHANISTAN WITH YOU AS WELL BECAUSE THAT’S AN AN ISSUE THAT WILL BE ON VOTERS’ MINDS, CERTAINLY HOW THIS ADMINISTRATION HAS HANDLED FOREIGN POLICY. AND ONE OF THE QUESTIONS BEING ASKED RIGHT NOW IS ABOUT KAMALA HARRIS. WE DIDN’T REALLY SEE HER WHEN IT CAME TO THE BORDER, AND SHE WAS TASKED WITH THAT PROBLEM. I SAW A SOUND BITE WITH HER FROM APRIL IF THE ANCHOR ASKED HER IF SHE WAS LAST PERSON IN THE ROOM WITH JOE BIDEN, AND SHE SAID SHE WAS, AND SHE SAID SHE AGREED WITH HER DECISION MAKING 100%. BUT NOW HER SILENCE SAYS TO ME SHE DOES NOT WANT THIS ON HER RECORD ARE. >> NO, I THINK YOU’RE EXACTLY RIGHT, AND I THINK WE’RE SEEING A LOT OF MACHINATIONS BEHIND THE SCENES AT THE WHITE HOUSE WHERE YOU HAVE KAMALA HARRIS WHO, IN THE PAST, AS YOU POINT OUT, HAS BEEN ALL TOO HAPPY TO TALK ABOUT HOW SHE WAS SO INFLUENTIAL IN MAKING THE DECISION TO PULL OUT OF AFGHANISTAN. SUDDENLY, DOESN’T WANT TO BE SEEN ANYWHERE AROUND MY OF THIS AND HAS BEEN QUOTED, ACCORDING TO ANONYMOUS SOURCES AT THE WHITE HOUSE, SAYING THINGS LIKE YOU’RE NOT PINNING THIS THING ON ME THE WAY YOU PINNED THE BORDER ON ME. [LAUGHTER] OF COURSE. SHE’S HEADED TO VIETNAM NEXT WEEK FOR A VISIT WHICH, MAN, THE OPTICS COULD NOT BE MORE, MORE PROBLEMATIC FOR HER GIVEN THE SCENES THAT WE HAVE, YOU KNOW, THE WORLD SAT IN HORROR AND WATCHED — JACKIE: CHARLIE,
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Kamala Harris plans trip to Vietnam amid trouble in Afghanistan

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