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REPORT: Biden and Kamala Harris’ relationship is in crisis

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According to a new report, relationship of US President Joe Biden with Vice President Kamala Harris is in crisis, with the latter’s staff furious that she is being ‘sidelined,’ and the President’s team increasingly frustrated by how Harris is playing with the American public.

Harris’ approval rating has fallen even lower than Biden’s in recent months, with rumours circulating that the US President is considering appointing her to the Supreme Court as a backdoor method of selecting a new Vice President, according to the report.

According to CNN report, Harris and her top aides are frustrated with Biden for handing her ‘no-win’ issues like the border crisis.

They pointed out that the President defended ‘white man’ Pete Buttigieg, the transportation secretary, more vehemently than she did.

At the same time, Biden’s staff is reportedly disappointed with Harris over self-inflicted controversies, such as her ‘awkward’ laughter when NBC’s Lester Holt asked about visiting the border.

They attribute her failure to the border crisis, which has caused her poll numbers to plummet. According to a new ABC News/Washington Post poll, Biden has 53% disapproval and 41% approval, down 11 points from April.

The White House has publicly stated that the relationship between Biden and Harris is harmonious and productive.

However, Harris’ aides privately complain that she has been set up to fail and has been given a portfolio that is not commensurate with her historic status as the first woman, and first woman of colour, to hold the Vice President’s office, according to the report.

“They’re consistently sending her out there on losing issues in the wrong situations for her skill set,” a former high-level Harris aide told CNN.

Typically, the incumbent Vice President is considered a foregone conclusion for the party’s next open presidential primary.

For Democrats, it’s unclear whether that day will come in 2024, if Biden decides not to run for re-election at the age of 80, or in 2028, if he runs again, as he has publicly and privately pledged.

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