Weeks into office, Joe Biden is already taking a back seat. His V.P Kamala Harris has reportedly been leading the charge, taking calls with foreign leaders as Joe Biden hangs back.
On Monday, Harris held her second call with a foreign world leader when she spoke to French President Emmanuel Macron, The New York Post reported Tuesday.
Earlier this month, the Veep had a telephone call with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, and spoke to the World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus in January.
Harris’ predecessor Vice President Mike Pence occasionally took calls with foreign leaders, but only under the supervision of President Trump. As with many presidents, Trump assumed most of the responsibility juggling relationships with foreign leaders.
Most recently Kamala Harris spoke with French president Emmanuel Macron. Her office released a statement on the call: “they agreed to work closely to address COVID-19, climate change, and democracy at home and across the globe.”
The French leader quickly took to his Twitter to announce the call with V.P Harris.
Glad we had this first talk @VP Kamala Harris! Let’s move forward together on all the challenges we face: climate, gender equality, regional crises, and our space cooperation with (hopefully) a new step this Thursday with Perseverance’s landing on Mars! https://t.co/5Qb1T8Pkqp
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) February 15, 2021
Canada’s Prime Minister Trudeau was next on the Veep’s call list. According to a readout from the White House, Kamala Harris offered assurances that the Biden Administration would ‘do everything it can’ to demand China release two Canadian citizens currently in detainment.
It is still unclear who Kamala Harris is slated to speak to next. As Joe Biden ages and continues to show signs of mental decline, it’s assumed Kamala will take a more direct role. However, Biden voters and conservatives alike, never imagined Kamala would be assuming presidential duties this early in the game.