Last Updated on April 16, 2021
Vice President Kamala Harris welcomed Japanse Prime Minister
“It is now my great pleasure to welcome the Prime minister of Japan, and to thank him for this visit, which is the first visit to the United States of a world leader, um, since we came in office,” Harris said. “Uh, the President and I are very excited about the conversations we will have with the Prime Minister.”
“Um, as you know Mr. Prime Minister, just about a month ago during the Quad Summit, which was a meeting with the United States with our allies, Japan, with Australia, and with India, where we had extensive conversations about a collaboration and a friendship around some of the biggest challenges facing our world,” Harris added.
For several months, Vice President Harris has been taking the calls of world leaders while Biden retires to bed early at 7 p.m. :
Vice President Kamala Harris is now taking calls from world leaders in lieu of Joe Biden, first speaking to Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on February 2, and just yesterday speaking with French President Emmanuel Macron. It is unclear if Joe Biden’s early bed time of 7 p.m., revealed by CNN, could be the reason why.
On February 2, “Vice President Kamala Harris spoke with Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau on Monday, marking her first call to a foreign leader since entering the White House.”
It appears to be far from her last call, however. Harris spoke with extensively with President Macron last night, “and expressed her commitment to strengthening bilateral ties between the United States and France and to revitalizing the transatlantic alliance.” Harris also “thanked President Macron for his leadership on the issue of gender equality and for France’s contribution to NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.”
This comes as CNN reports that Biden’s schedule is unique among presidents: He starts working at 8 a.m. and stops working at 7 p.m., going to bed shortly after.