Let them eat cookies.
Users on Twitter roasted Vice President Harris for passing out cookies made in her likeness to reporters on a plane while traveling to meet with the president of Guatemala.
The vice president traveled to the Central American country on Sunday to meet with the Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei in her first trip after being appointed by President Biden to lead diplomatic efforts in the region amid the border crisis.
In the tail section of Air Force 2, though, Harris handed out cookies in her likeness, made in the style of her official White House portrait.
USA Today politics reporter Courtney Subramanian shared a picture of the cookies online, which sparked backlash from users on Twitter.
— Courtney Subramanian (@cmsub) June 7, 2021
GOP Chairwoman Ronna McDaniel took a chop at Harris, saying the cookies were the “modern-day equivalent” of French Queen Marie Antoinette’s famous quote.
“Handing out cookies with her face on them as the border crisis rages…,” McDaniel wrote. “The modern-day equivalent of ‘let them eat cake.’”
Handing out cookies with her face on them as the border crisis rages…
The modern-day equivalent of “let them eat cake.”https://t.co/iInoYGXXp7
— Ronna McDaniel (@GOPChairwoman) June 7, 2021
Rep. Guy Reschenthaler, R-Pa., lambasted Harris for passing out the cookies, saying that while she was doing that the cartel was making millions.
“[Harris] is passing out cookies to the press with her face on them while the cartel makes hundreds of millions of dollars smuggling drugs and children across the southern border,” Reschenthaler wrote. “This is all possible thanks to the Biden/Harris Administration’s policies.”
.@VP is passing out cookies to the press with her face on them while the cartel makes hundreds of millions of dollars smuggling drugs and children across the southern border.
This is all possible thanks to the Biden/Harris Administration’s policies. https://t.co/vFIA8gaFA1
— Rep. Guy Reschenthaler (@GReschenthaler) June 7, 2021
Conservative commentator Matt Walsh called the cookies extremely “disturbing behavior” and Republican congressional candidate and former Clinton aide Buzz Patterson tweeted the level of narcissism by Harris was uncharted.
“As a former Military Aide during the Clinton administration, I never even imagined this level of narcissism,” Patterson wrote. “And, all on YOUR tax dollars America!”
“Democrats, even you can’t be cool with this,” he added.
“Here you go, everyone. I thought you might like to eat my face.”
What a weirdo. Extremely disturbing behavior. https://t.co/t1QzpAmqlC
— Matt Walsh (@MattWalshBlog) June 7, 2021
As a former Military Aide during the Clinton administration, I never even imagined this level of narcissism. And, all on YOUR tax dollars America!
— Buzz Patterson (@BuzzPatterson) June 7, 2021
The cookies crumbled even more online, with the image quickly going viral.
Fixed that faceless Kamala Harris cookie. pic.twitter.com/vHpZwmGBxz
— ForAmerica (@ForAmerica) June 7, 2021
Instead of trying to fix the Democrat-made #BidenBorderCrisis that's wreaking havoc on our southern border, Kamala Harris is commissioning cookies in her likeness.
Dems don't take the border crisis seriously & refuse to fix it. https://t.co/u1eMZ7mR2f
— NRCC (@NRCC) June 7, 2021
Kamala Harris gives out Kamala Harris cookies… https://t.co/oXIcFikKuc
— Byron York (@ByronYork) June 7, 2021
— RSC (@RepublicanStudy) June 7, 2021
Kamala Harris went around Air Force 2 on D-Day to hand journalists frosted cookies in her image.
— Errol Webber (@ErrolWebber) June 7, 2021
During her visit with Giammattei, Harris told the Guatemalan president that tackling the migrant surge at the border is a “shared priority” between the two nations after Giammattei blamed the U.S. for the surge of migrants.
Giammattei pushed back against the “root causes” explanation and said that the two “are not on the same side of the coin” on the issue.
Instead, he blamed what he saw as a more welcoming message to migrants by the new administration for the surge.
“The message changed too: ‘We’re going to reunite families, we’re going to reunite children,'” he told CBS News. “The very next day, the coyotes were here organizing groups of children to take them to the United States.”
Story cited here.