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Biden gives Harris cold shoulder at DC soup kitchen after reported tensions

President Biden appeared to snub Vice President Kamala Harris Tuesday as they helped put together meals at a DC soup kitchen throughout their first public look collectively in additional than every week.

Biden made no try to display any fondness for his VP in entrance of the cameras after Harris allies slammed Biden to CNN final week for giving her powerful jobs, comparable to dealing with the border disaster, and accused the West Wing of giving her much less assist than white members of the administration.

When requested by a reporter what he was grateful for, Biden put an arm round DC Central Kitchen chef Dawain Arrington — who was standing to the president’s left with Harris at Biden’s proper — and stated, “The people I’m standing next to are what I’m thankful for. He got up. He was knocked down, but he got up.”

Moments earlier, first girl Jill Biden directed Harris to a spot subsequent to her husband, however the president didn’t seem to greet his second-in-command.

President Joe Biden, first lady Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and second gentleman Doug Emhoff, assemble Thanksgiving meal kits during a visit to DC Central Kitchen in Washington, Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021.
President Joe Biden, first girl Jill Biden, Vice President Kamala Harris, and second gentleman Doug Emhoff, assemble Thanksgiving meal kits throughout a go to to DC Central Kitchen in Washington on Nov. 23, 2021.
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President Biden participates in a holiday service project at DC Central Kitchen in Washington on Nov. 23, 2021.
President Biden at DC Central Kitchen in Washington, DC, on Nov. 23, 2021.
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President Biden appeared to ignore Vice President Harris at the Thanksgiving event on Nov. 23, 2021.
President Biden appeared to disregard Vice President Harris at the Thanksgiving occasion on Nov. 23, 2021.
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First girl Jill Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris on Nov. 23, 2021.
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President Joe Biden talks to staff of the DC Central Kitchen.
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President Biden appeared to provide VP Harris the cold shoulder at the occasion.
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“Come on, Kamala!” Jill Biden stated, pointing the vice chairman to a tray of inexperienced beans that the VP was put in command of scooping.

“I’m here!” Harris responded gleefully as she approached.

Press pool microphones didn’t seize any phrases between Biden and Harris and the president appeared to disregard the veep and return instantly to his dialog with Arrington as he positioned turkey on trays.

At one level, Biden might be heard telling the chef a few time when services have been “segregated by law.”

Biden, who turned 79 final weekend, and Harris appeared in public Nov. 15 someday after the reported rift broke into the open and made some extent of crossing the White House garden collectively forward of Biden signing his $1.2 trillion bipartisan infrastructure invoice.

The pre-Thanksgiving charity picture op adopted featured Jill Biden scooping what seemed to be a candy potato casserole. Second gentleman Doug Emhoff ladled gravy.

Biden departed the soup kitchen for a night flight to Nantucket the place he’ll have fun Thanksgiving along with his household at the compound of billionaire David Rubenstein, according to Nantucket Magazine.

Biden’s vacation journey comes as his ballot numbers crater amid the highest inflation in 31 years, the highest price of unlawful immigration because the Nineteen Eighties, the disorderly US exit from Afghanistan and a resurgence of COVID-19 circumstances.

“What message does it send to the middle-class Americans that President Biden says he’s trying to help, who are struggling this week to cover the cost of the most expensive Thanksgiving ever, that the president is going to take two days off at a billionaire’s compound in Nantucket?” Fox News correspondent Peter Doocy requested White House press secretary Jen Psaki earlier Tuesday.

First lady Jill Biden waves as she and President Joe Biden walk to board Air Force one at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., Tuesday, Nov. 23, 2021, en route to Nantucket, Mass.
First girl Jill Biden waves as she and President Joe Biden stroll to board Air Force One at Andrews Air Force Base, Md., on Nov. 23, 2021, en path to Nantucket, Mass.
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Hunter Biden carrying Beau Biden disembarks from Air Force One with U.S. President Joe Biden and First lady Jill Biden (not pictured) at Nantucket Island, Massachusetts, U.S, November 23, 2021. REUTERS/Tasos Katopodis
Hunter Biden, carrying son Beau, disembarks from Air Force One on Nantucket.
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Hunter Biden with son Beau.
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“I hope you’re spending time with your family,” Psaki countered. “I’m spending time with my family. I hope everybody in here is spending time with their families. This is a time to put politics aside, spend time with your loved ones and talk about what you’re grateful for.”

She added: “You are president no matter where you are. He will conduct his work from wherever he is, on any vacation, at any time.”

Quinnipiac University poll launched final week discovered 53 % of respondents disapprove of Biden’s efficiency and simply 38 % approve. An ABC News/Washington Post ballot carried out Nov. 7-10 discovered 57 % disapproval and 38 approval of Biden.

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