Kamala Follows “AI” and “Culture” Gaffes With Another on Climate Change
Just after recently swallowing her foot with “word salad” comments on culture and artificial intelligence, VP Kamala Harris makes another gaffe, this time on climate change.
The Veep’s “gaffe-filled” week came to a close on Friday when she appeared to mistakenly call for lowering the population as a way to provide cleaner air and drinking water.
“When we invest in clean energy and electric vehicles and reduce population, more of our children can breathe clean air and drink clean water,” Harris told a crowd at Coppin State University in Baltimore, Maryland, in a speech centered on the Inflation Reduction Act.
Harris meant to say “pollution,” and her office said the vice president misspoke. The official transcript of the event reflects that Harris meant to say that electric vehicles and clean energy would “reduce pollution.”
Her late gaffe came just days after Harris attempted to explain artificial intelligence at a roundtable of labor and civil rights leaders.
“I think the first part of this issue that should be articulated is AI is kind of a fancy thing,” Harris said at the Wednesday event. “First of all, it’s two letters. It means artificial intelligence, but ultimately what it is, is it’s about machine learning.”
“And so, the machine is taught — and part of the issue here is what information is going into the machine that will then determine — and we can predict then, if we think about what information is going in, what then will be produced in terms of decisions and opinions that may be made through that process,” she added.
A day earlier, she was ridiculed for other comments during a roundtable discussion on transportation.
“This issue of transportation is fundamentally about just making sure that people have the ability to get where they need to go! It’s that basic,” she said. And just prior to that, she seemed unable to define culture during an important event for African Americans in New Orleans, where she stated, “Well, I think culture is — it is a reflection of our moment in our time, right? And — and present culture is the way we express how we’re feeling about the moment.”
Lately, Harris seems to be as gaffe-prone as her boss, President Joe Biden, but he is 80 years old, at 58, what’s her excuse?