Kamala Harris is being panned for her performance this week in a YouTube special aimed at selling kids on the glories of science and the wonders of space.
“I just love the idea of exploring the unknown,” Harris gushed dramatically to a group of five preteens in “Get Curious with Vice President Harris,” a video made to celebrate World Space Week that debuted Thursday.
Vice President Kamala Harris gave a memorably loopy performance alongside a quintet of child actors who auditioned for their roles as regular kids. “All five of them are actors,” Carlo Bernardino, whose 13-year-old son Trevor was one of the youngsters taking part, told the Washington Examiner. “He’s a child actor — he’s been trying to do this type of thing for a while. And so he has a manager and an agent in LA and they send him castings.”
But Harris, who was named as chair of the cabinet-level National Space Council in May, struggled to explain the value of space exploration.
“There’s other things that we just haven’t figured out or discovered yet,” she told the kids as they visited with her at the US Naval Observatory, where the vice president’s official residence is located.
“You know, one of the most important pieces of advice that I can offer you guys, and I want you to really remember this: Never let anybody tell you who you are, you tell them who you are,” Harris said in the video. “Never let anybody suggest to you that you are what they think you should be, you tell them who you are and who you know you are, and what you intend to be. Got that?”