The uncivil war between President Joe Biden and Vice President Kamala Harris has reared its head again.
After Kyle Rittenhouse was acquitted of murder charges for shooting and killing two men in Kenosha, Wisconsin during the Black Lives Matter protests over the shooting of Jacob Blake the two Democrats had vastly different takes.
“I stand by what the jury has concluded. The jury system works and we have to abide by it,” the president said to reporters at the White House.
But Harris was not having it, and appeared to contradict the president.
“Today’s verdict speaks for itself. I’ve spent a majority of my career working to make our criminal justice system more equitable. It’s clear, there’s still a lot more work to do,” she said.
As for Biden, apparently when he spoke to his handlers and discovered that his statement was wildly unpopular with the woke crowd, he tweaked his stance.
“While the verdict in Kenosha will leave many Americans feeling angry and concerned, myself included, we must acknowledge that the jury has spoken,” he said.
“I know that we’re not going to heal our country’s wounds overnight, but I remain steadfast in my commitment to do everything in my power to ensure that every American is treated equally, with fairness and dignity, under the law,” he said. “I urge everyone to express their views peacefully, consistent with the rule of law. Violence and destruction of property have no place in our democracy.”
It is the most recent butting of heads between Biden and Harris but it comes after a report of dissension in the ranks of the White House.
Body language experts say it’s more than obvious that there’s serious tension boiling between Joe Biden and Kamala Harris.
Speaking with The Daily Mail, body language experts say Harris made “uncomfortable” gestures during a White House appearance alongside Biden earlier this week.
The duo appeared before an audience after passing the trillion-dollar infrastructure bill.
Both Biden and Harris forced a difficult smile bearing the signs of growing disunity between the two. The awkward one-sided hug also resembled a jostle for power.
“Harris’s smile is forced and contrived. There are no crow’s feet at the side of her face, which shows us whether or not the smile is genuine. In my opinion, this smile is just purely for press and perception purposes,” UK body language expert Darren Stanton said.
Author and body language expert Judi James agreed, saying their gestures were an example of “political power jostling.”
“The pair look incredibly awkward walking locked together towards the press. There are no signs of reciprocal affection or empathy here to make the ritual look relaxed or natural,” James said.
James explained: “Biden has to angle his body to allow her to walk out ahead of him and he keeps his left arm up in a partial barrier as he does so. If there were some form of recognition from her or an ushering gesture from him this could look like old-fashioned manners, but there isn’t.”
Noting Harris’s forced smile, Stanton added: “This I call the typical cheese photograph it’s the kind of photograph that you pose for at a wedding or some other family event you don’t want to be at.”
“It’s quite an odd posture to stand there with your hands to the side like Biden is. Most people would adopt a gesture where they are holding their hands to the front but this just seems to be a very strange posture and not really that genuine. Biden is usually a very tactile man and he and Harris generally touch each other’s arms or shoulders [at moments like this], which is an example of a deep rapport. It seems as though Biden has almost been briefed not to do that,” Stanton said.