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Watch: Kamala Harris and the Coconut Tree (Word Salad)

Kamala Harris is the queen of gaffes and uncomfortable moments.

You’d think someone would give her a training course on public speaking so that she stops embarrassing herself.

Instead, Harris appears to only be getting worse.

In what can only be described as a weird moment, Harris shared some alleged advice she received from her mother…

It had something to do with falling out of a coconut tree…

Just see for yourselves:

To be fair to Harris, maybe we’re just missing the ‘context’ of what the heck she’s talking about.

This speech was given during a White House swearing in ceremony on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics.

In giving Harris the benefit of the doubt, here’s the context from the White House official website, which provided a transcript of her speech:

Part of the extension of the work you will do is, yes, focused on our young leaders and our young people, but understanding we also then have to be clear about the needs of their parents and their grandparents and their teachers and their communities, because none of us just live in a silo. Everything is in context.

My mother used to — she would give us a hard time sometimes, and she would say to us, “I don’t know what’s wrong with you young people. You think you just fell out of a coconut tree?” (Laughs.)

You exist in the context of all in which you live and what came before you.

So all of this is part of the work of this group of extraordinary leaders who will help inform and advise how we think about our work and, like the Secretary said, give us feedback, give us counsel, give us direction in how we best achieve our mission, doing it in a way that we fully understand the challenges and the opportunities.

And so with that, it is my great honor to swear you in as members of the President’s Advisory Commission on Advancing Educational Equity, Excellence, and Economic Opportunity for Hispanics.

Alternatively, Harris is clearly nuts (coconuts?).

I suppose maybe it all started when she fell out of that tree.


Sometimes these things just write themselves…

Twitter reactions to this were entertaining as always:

What more can we expect from a woman with such a history of philosophical gibberish?:


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