YouTube video with VP Harris featured child actors hired through casting call: Report

Vice President Kamala Harris recently signed on with YouTube to produce a video series aimed at discussing space-related topics with children.

The project has become mired in controversy, however, with the revelation that the first such video featured child actors who auditioned for the role, as the Washington Examiner reported.

“Speculating who could be this important”

Although the video, which features former astronaut Shane Kimbrough, appeared to include ordinary school kids, one of the young actors explained the process that led up to his appearance.

According to KSBW, Trevor Bernardino indicated that he was not told which high-profile individual would be in the video with him until after arriving in the nation’s capital.

“Me, my mom, dad, we were speculating who could be this important that we meet them in D.C. and we get to go on a cool trip and film,” he recalled.

The 13-year-old actor said that the “most exciting part” of the experience was meeting Harris, adding: “There’s nothing that can top that.”

Of course, the secrecy surrounding this event appears to highlight a broader trend concerning the Biden administration.

“This was a casting call”

President Joe Biden has reportedly delivered an address from a fake White House set and his activities are said to be tightly controlled by his handlers, although he still manages to insert plenty of gaffes in his scripted public remarks.

For her part, Harris has seen her approval rating drop throughout the first nine months of the administration. Her new YouTube gig appears to be part of a strategy to improve public opinion, though it seems clear that staging paid child actors in a scene with her will not achieve the desired effect.

Nevertheless, Trevor Bernardino’s father sees the role as an important step forward in his son’s fledgling career.

“He’s a child actor — he’s been trying to do this type of thing for a while,” Carlo Bernardino said, according to the Examiner. “And so he has a manager and an agent in LA and they send him castings. This was a casting call, a very specific one where he had to write essentially a monologue about what he’s really passionate about and he wrote a monologue about the environment.”

Meanwhile, this revelation is sure to bolster the widespread belief that Biden and Harris are being sheltered to avoid additional blunders.

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