Biden tells Kamala ‘I love you’ as VP’s approval ratings plummet
President Joe Biden sparked a social media frenzy on Friday with his overly enthusiastic affection for embattled Vice President Kamala Harris.
“Hi Kamala, I love you,” Biden said said robotically to his Veep while the two made remarks at a virtual meeting of the Democratic National Committee. “You always have my back. you are really amazing You are the best partner I can imagine.”
“I do,” Harris replied awkwardly.
“What a team,” said the DNC of the performance. But Twitter erupted with disdain for the exchange.
“Wildly Creepy and Beyond Wrong” tweeted @AnwaltNY.
“Rough. Fake and disgusting”, @GinnyGinny_1 sent to Twitter.
“nauseating”, wrote @Warriors_Mom.
The president’s remarks seemed aimed at bolstering support for Harris, who has suffered from internal dissent in her office, multiple PR gaffes and historically low approval ratings over the past few weeks and months.
The vice president, a former California senator, enjoys just a 39 percent approval rating among registered voters, according to a poll released this week by the LA Times. Their disapproval rate is 53 percent.
Her approval rating is 10 points lower than her predecessor Mike Pence, a year in the Trump administration; and a staggering 55 points lower than Dick Cheney’s approval ratings at the same time in the George W. Bush administration, four months after the 9/11 terrorist attacks.