Kamala used a Carter reference to poke fun at Joe.
During the interview, Kamala referenced President Jimmy Carter a few times when explaining that he failed in office just like Joe.
Harris tried to list the administration’s accomplishments but got derailed by the admission of failure.
“Well, I think that if there are many metrics by which we can measure where we are today,’ Harris began. “One of them again is where we are on an on COVID, which we just discussed. Let’s also look at where we are on the economy. Last year. We created 6 million new jobs,’ she said, touting a recent 4.2 percent unemployment rate that has since ticked down.”
She failed to mention the record number of people that have left the workforce.
“You know, COVID, for example, I mean, we’re all – you know, everybody’s frustrated with that. And I understand and I fully appreciate, there is a level of malaise,’ she said.
“We’re two years and to this thing, you know, people are – we want to get back to normal. We all do. But we have to then do the tough and hard work of pushing through with solutions, understanding that there are going to be challenges. But let’s meet the challenges where they are. And let’s also take a moment to see the progress we’ve achieved,” the vice president added.
VP Kamala Harris tells @JudyWoodruff that she knows many have reached “a level of malaise” nearly two years into the pandemic.
“We want to get back to normal,” but we must do the work of “pushing through with solutions … let’s meet the challenges where they are,” she said. pic.twitter.com/ebQxVGRL84
— PBS NewsHour (@NewsHour) January 6, 2022
Kamala used the term “malaise” to reference Jimmy Carter’s July 1979 speech during the energy crises.
“Why have we not been able to get together as a nation to resolve our serious energy problem. It’s clear that the true problems of our nation are much deeper, deeper than gasoline lines or energy sources,” Carter said from the White House.
“It is a crisis of confidence. It is a crisis that strikes at the very heart and soul and spirit of our national will. We can see this crisis in the growing doubt about the meaning of our own lives and in the loss of a unity of purpose for our nation.”
Carter never used the word “malaise” however historically people began to call it the “malaise speech.”
Below, is a perfect example, even the Washington Post is admitting on CNN that the Biden administration has created a “crisis of confidence.”
WATCH: WaPo’s Paul Kane blasts the Biden administration for having a “policy problem and a messaging problem” with Omicron surge.
He says the testing shortage is a “huge mistake” and CDC is “just as confusing as it ever was”
— Cameron Cawthorne (@Cam_Cawthorne) January 9, 2022