(PresidentialWire.com)- Last week, Politico ran a couple of articles featuring excerpts from the upcoming book “This Will Not Pass: Trump, Biden, and the Battle for America’s Future” by New York Times reporters Jonathan Martin and Alex Burns.
In one article, Politico highlighted excerpts that revealed just what a touchy, thin-skinned diva, Vice President Kamala Harris is.
In describing the ongoing tensions between Kamala’s office and the West Wing, Martin and Burns describe Kamala as someone who is “fixated on real and perceived snubs” which West Wing staffers found “tedious.”
According to the book, Harris sent her Chief of Staff Tina Flournoy to the West Wing to speak with Biden advisor Anita Dunn and convey Kamala’s displeasure that White House staff did not stand up when the Veep entered the room the way they did when Biden entered. Martin and Burns note that Kamala saw that as “a sign of disrespect.”
Politico asked Anita Dunn to comment on the account in the book, but she refused, only telling the outlet that everyone in the West Wing “has a high degree of respect” for Vice President Harris.
Martin and Burns also shed new light on the January 2021 incident over the February Vogue magazine cover showing Kamala standing in front of a satin drape wearing jeans and her “trademark” Chuck Taylor sneakers.
When the cover photo was leaked, Kamala was allegedly “wounded” by it. She had expected the cover to be one of the more dignified shots she posed for. Discovering that editor Anna Wintour had selected the jeans and sneakers photo made Kamala feel “belittled” by Wintour and Vogue. Martin and Burns write that Kamala asked her aides “Would Vogue depict another world leader this way?”
“World leader.” She wasn’t a world leader; she was the Vice President-elect.
If Kamala found that photo so belittling, why did she pose for it in the first place?
The book also recounts that White House aides mocked Kamala’s request that Biden put her in charge of “overseeing relations with the Nordic countries” which the authors described as a “low-risk diplomatic assignment” for the inexperienced Harris.
She didn’t get it, obviously. Instead, she got put in charge of overseeing the Central American countries and finding the “root causes” of the border crisis.
According to the book, White House aides also vetoed a plan by Kamala to give a “major speech” outlining her foreign policy views.