Kamala Harris Gaffe: Suggests U.S. Has Alliance With ‘North Korea’

While giving remarks during a trip to the Korean peninsula’s Demilitarized Zone (DMZ), Vice President Kamala Harris mistakenly said that the United States and the “Republic of North Korea” have an alliance that is “strong and enduring.”

“The United States shares a very important relationship, which is an alliance with the Republic of North Korea,” the vice president said.

Obviously, while the U.S. has an alliance with the nation of South Korea, North Korea is still a hostile nation. Harris’ gaffe was clearly a mistake, and she managed to realize and correct herself, amending her statements to correctly refer to the Republic of Korea — which is the nation of South Korea.

“The commitment of the United States to the defense of the Republic of Korea, I will report, is ironclad,” the vice president said, adding that both the U.S. and South Korea share the goal of achieving “complete denuclearization of the Korean peninsula.”

“The United States and the world seek a stable and peaceful Korean peninsula where the DPRK is no longer a threat,” Harris continued, referring to the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, which is the nation of North Korea.

The Republican National Committee shared a clip of her gaffe on their RNC Research Twitter account.

Critics quickly replied to the post, calling out the vice president for her “massive gaffe.”

Responding to the clip of Harris’ comments, former Rep. Doug Collins (R-GA) tweeted, “Seriously? How do you make this mistake?”

“Who thought this trip was a good idea?” Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) asked.

“People do make mistakes. But this kind, from the VP, is confounding,” said Hudson Institute senior fellow Rebeccah Heinrichs.

Conservative radio host Dana Loesch simpy responded by calling Harris a clown, tweeting the word “Absolute” alongside a clown emoji.

“A lot of people are correctly comparing this massive gaffe to those of Dan Quayle, but if Sarah Palin had said something remotely this dangerous while RUNNING for Vice-president, the news media would have had a collective stroke…” John Ziegler wrote.