"The View" co-host blames criticism of Kamala Harris' speaking style on racism, legal training

 June 1, 2023

Vice President Kamala Harris has long been known for saying odd and nonsensical things that critics have called "word salads."

However, this hasn't prevented Harris' allies in the entertainment world from attempting to cover up the problem. 

"The View" co-host says Harris' speech writers "need to protect her more"

According to Fox News, an example of that phenomenon was seen this week during a heated exchange on ABC's "The View."

During Wednesday's episode, co-host Sara Haines complained that she has "a hard time listening to [Harris] do speeches, because she has this tendency, they call it the 'word salad.'"

Haines then went on to play a montage of clips which showed Harris speaking in a confusing manner. She added, "I don’t know if she’s going off script and ad-libbing or [improvising], and if that’s the case, she needs to stay on script."

"If it’s her speechwriter, they need to change the speechwriter, because when you’re two years in, they need to protect her more," Haines insisted.

Sunny Hostin blames racism and Harris' legal training

However, fellow co-host and Notre Dame Law School graduate Sunny Hostin jumped to Harris' defense by attributing the vice president's speaking style to her legal training.

"I would add that as a lawyer, you’re generally told when you’re speaking, that you speak in threes, because that’s what people remember. So if you’re going to talk about a car, you talk about the car, the red car, the fast red car," she said.

What's more, Hostin argued that some of the attacks on Harris' verbal delivery are a racist response to her being the first African American vice president.

Fox News noted that the discussion followed earlier comments by co-host Whoopi Goldberg noted that the Biden administration is working to raise Harris' public profile ahead of 2024.

Harris featured over a dozen times in Biden campaign video

That same claim was made last month by Washington Post correspondent Cleve R. Wootson Jr., who stressed how the vice president can be seen more than a dozen times in President Joe Biden's reelection campaign launch video.

Hostin went on to contend that efforts to bolster Harris' image from a desire to increase black turnout in next year's presidential election.

"They want to boost her, because no Democratic nominee can win the general election without the Black vote. I mean, that is just a fact," she declared.

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