Listen: Joe Biden’s already calling Kamala Harris ‘President-Elect’

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Ostensible President-elect Joe Biden (he’s technically still Democrat presidential nominee Joe Biden) keeps acting as if vice-presidential nominee Kamala Harris is the true projected winner of the 2020 presidential election.

During a speech Tuesday about the coronavirus vaccine, Biden referenced “President-elect Harris” while touting how both he and her have taken the vaccine.

He’d been speaking specifically about President Donald Trump and how he hopes the president starts urging Americans to wear the mask and take a vaccine.

“I give former Gov. Chris Christie credit. He and I have disagreed in a number of things, but I’m thankful he’s now encouraging people to do the right thing and wear a mask for themselves, their loved ones and their country. I hope that President Trump will listen to him. He can do it too. It would make a huge difference for President Trump to say wear masks,” he said.

“I hope the president will clearly and unambiguously urge all Americans to take the vaccine once it’s available. I took it to instill public confidence in the vaccine. President elect Harris took hers today for the same reason. And when the president’s doctor’s recommend it President Trump should take it and it’s still the same degree of confidence.”

Listen:

To Newsmax columnist James Hirsen, it seemed like a “Freudian slip.”

The sentiment was shared by others.

Look:

Undergirding this sentiment is the belief that Biden is, as he once described himself, nothing but a “transition candidate” designed to push Harris — who failed in the Democrat primaries because of her unlikability — into office as president.

While it’s tempting to dismiss this as just as a conspiracy theory, the problem is the growing mound of evidence that suggests that maybe there’s something to this.

Right before the November election, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi began pushing a bill that would give Congress a say in removing a president from office via the application of the 25th Amendment.

The bizarre, unexpected, last-minute move raised eyebrows because there was no chance she could use it against Trump, which raised the question of why she was proposing such a bill in the first place.

The leading theory was that she was setting up a path for a potential Democrat-controlled Congress to replace a possible future President-elect Biden with Harris.

“Well, I think she’s talking about Joe Biden because … he’s the one that has the problem, and they want to put a super radical-left person in like Kamala,” Trump himself predicted at the time while speaking on Fox News’ “Sunday Morning Futures.”

Listen:

Neither Biden nor Harris have done much to dispel this theory. If anything, they’ve only exacerbated it with a thousand and one so-called “Freudian” slips.

During a virtual roundtable discussion in September, Harris referenced a future “Harris administration” versus a future Biden administration. Then only a few short days later, Biden went on make the same slip.

A month later, Biden introduced himself as Harris’ running mate during a campaign speech in Georgia.

“My name is Joe Biden, I’m Jill Biden’s husband, and I’m Kamala’s running mate. Y’all think I’m kidding, don’t you?” he said.

No actually, many people didn’t think he was kidding …

Two months later, Biden again raised eyebrows when he suggested during an interview that he’d resign as president (assuming he wins the 2020 presidential election) were he to have “a fundamental disagreement” with Harris.

Speaking with CNN’s Jake Tapper for a softball interview, he’d been describing how he’ll handle conflicts with Harris when he blurted out the bizarre remark — and all as he continuously slurred his words and broke every rule of grammar possible.

“It’s a matter of, the thing, we are simpatico on our philosophy of government and simpatico on how we want to attach, approach these issues that we’re facing. And so I don’t have — and when we disagree, it will be just like — so far, it has been just like when Barack and I did,” he said.

“It’s in private. She’ll say, I think we should do A, B, C, or D, and I will say, I like A, don’t like B and C. And let’s go, OK. But — and like I told Barack, if I reach something where there’s a fundamental disagreement we have based on a moral principle, I, I’ll, I’ll, I’ll, I’ll develop some disease and say I have to resign.”

What?

If the notion that Harris is going to take over from Biden one day is indeed a conspiracy theory, then perhaps the two should be more careful with their words. Significantly more careful, in fact …

Vivek Saxena

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