“I don’t blame Biden for being frustrated with his vice president,” White told the crew of Outnumbered. “The guy probably just wants to take a nap, and yet, he’s playing cleanup for Kamala all the time because she can’t be trusted to do anything right.”
Biden has been vexed by the performance of Harris and reportedly believes she has failed to “rise to the occasion.”
“A point of tension in their relationship is that I don’t think that the president sees her as somebody who takes anything off of his plate [due to] a fear of messing up,” one former White House official said.
“If he did not think she was capable, he would not have picked her. But it is a question of consistently rising to the occasion,” another said. “I think his running for reelection is less about her and more about him, but I do think that she and the Democratic bench [are] a factor.”
Harris’s poor job performance is “amazing,” according to White.
“You’re handed this pretty job as vice president for doing nothing other than being the first black female vice president that Biden could get his hands on, and she can’t get anything right,” she said. “Politics can’t be that difficult of a job, but she messed up the border. She messed up all of her foreign relations assignments, and so, what is she doing? She’s just trying to avoid the camera at this point.”