Kamala Harris wipes her hand after greeting South Korean leader, faces backlash from Twitter


Many Americans have become more aware of the germs since the coronavirus pandemic began last year – but Vice President Kamala Harris may have made her apparent concerns too obvious.

Harris was filmed on Friday immediately wiping his right hand on his jacket after shaking hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the White House.

Harris and Moon discussed North Korea, global health and the “root causes” of migration to the United States of Central America, Harris later wrote on Twitter.

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Many social media users accused the vice president of being rude to Moon – with some saying a Republican leader would have faced much harsher criticism for the same action.

“Is that the VP USA?” a user wrote. “Not only disrespectful, but it would be ‘racist’ if he was a Republican, all over the news for sure …. Double standards in full screen.”

“Wow! This is so embarrassing!” another wrote.

“Is South Korea no longer our ally,” one Twitter user commented.

“You can’t wipe a virus off your pants,” observed another. “Besides, Kamala is fully vaccinated.”

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The vice president’s sense of decorum had already been called into question in late March, when sharp-eyed media watchers noticed the vice president failed to greet U.S. military personnel as she climbed the steps to board. in Air Force Two.

Fox News found that Harris also skipped greetings on several other occasions.

Weeks after the review, Harris posted a video on Twitter showing her waving before boarding a flight to North Carolina.

Fox News’s Evie Fordham contributed to this story.


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