(FiveNation.com)- Less than a month into the job, Vice President Kamala Harris is already taking over important functions of the presidency and giving President Joe Biden time to go to bed early.
We have four more years to go…
A readout published by the White House on Monday revealed how Vice President Harris is making phone calls to foreign leaders, a role traditionally taken only by the president. The White House revealed how Harris spoke to French President Emmanuel Macron.
“Vice President Kamala Harris spoke today with President Emmanuel Macron of France, and expressed her commitment to strengthening bilateral ties between the United States and France and to revitalize the transatlantic alliance,” the White House said.
“Vice President Harris and President Macron agreed on the need for close bilateral and multilateral cooperation to address COVID-19, climate change, and support democracy at home and around the world,” the readout added.
Harris also reportedly discussed the Middle East and Africa, gender equality, and NASA’s Mars 2020 Perseverance rover.
Vice President Harris even tweeted a photograph of herself on the phone, to which President Macron responded, “Glad we had this first talk @VP Kamala Harris!”
Glad we had this first talk @VP Kamala Harris! Let’s move forward together on all the challenges we face: climate, gender equality, regional crises, and our space cooperation with (hopefully) a new step this Thursday with Perseverance’s landing on Mars! https://t.co/5Qb1T8Pkqp
— Emmanuel Macron (@EmmanuelMacron) February 15, 2021
So…where was President Joe Biden?
Well, depending on the time, he might have been in bed.
This week, it was also reported that President Joe Biden goes to bed much earlier than President Donald Trump ever did, leaving the office at 7 p.m. That’s not only much earlier than President Trump, but earlier than former president Barack Obama, too.
Allowing Vice President Kamala Harris to perform much of the work of the president shouldn’t come as a surprise – Joe Biden admitted as much during the campaign. Repeatedly, Biden referred to himself as a “transition candidate,” sparking rumors that he wouldn’t stick around for an entire term and would eventually let Vice President Harris take over.
Some reports have even suggested that Harris is preparing to lead the United States delegation to the G8 this June.
Few would disagree at this stage that Vice President Harris is being prepared for the top job.