During an event at a childcare center in Connecticut, Vice President Kamala Harris laughed at her remarks about how the pandemic has cause parents to realize the “value of educators” and that affordable child care is “a big deal.”
Harris made remarks during the closing portion of her speech where she claimed there was “an opportunity” for progress to be made in certain aspects of American life, even after all the losses suffered as a result of the pandemic.
Her reasoning why she laughed is unclear.
“I believe in that, that saying that in every crisis, there is an opportunity, if we see it fore what it is,” she said. “This pandemic resulted in so much loss of human life, people lost their jobs, loss of normalcy, so much loss and devastation. And this pandemic was in many ways an accelerator, meaning for home, things were bad before they got even worse. And it also magnified then the fissures and the failures and the fractures in our system.”
“The opportunity is, more people are seeing that, yeah, affordable childcare is a big deal,” Harris laughed. “More parents are seeing the value of educators when they had to bring their kids [here] and say we’re not paying them nearly enough.”
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People are struggling as a result of this pandemic, and the Vice President seems to think that this is a laughing matter. She changed her tone during the campaign blaming the Trump administration for this pandemic, and now she seems to think this is a joke.