Harris Mistakenly Says the US and N. Korea Have an 'Alliance That Is Strong and Enduring'

Brittany M. Hughes | September 29, 2022
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In an apparent – and exceptionally unfortunate – verbal gaffe, Vice President Kamala Harris called the Republic of North Korea a “very important relationship” for the United States, adding to the growing pile of embarrassing and public tongue-slips made by both Harris and her ever-stumbling boss, President Joe Biden.

“The United States shares a very important relationship, which is an alliance with the Republic of North Korea, and it is an alliance that is strong and enduring,” Harris began during her remarks at the DMZ Thursday.

While obviously a misspeak (Harris did, after all, spend much of her time at the podium bashing North Korea and the "brutal dictatorship" of Kim Jung Un), perhaps the most disconcerting part of the whole debacle is the fact that she didn’t catch herself on the screw-up, or try to correct it.

Related: White House Changes Official Transcript to Cover Kamala's Major Fact-Flub

It's not the first time Harris has had trouble keeping her countries straight on the world stage. Back in May, she identified Ukraine as a NATO country - a notable error, given that much of the conflict between Ukraine and Russia stems from the fact that Ukraine is not a NATO country, but would like to be.

Unfortunately for the Biden administration, Harris’ latest flub comes just hours after Biden called for a dead senator during a speech Wednesday, causing even media who normally carry water for the White House to grill Press Secretary Karine Jean-Pierre on the president’s mental fitness.


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