Kamala Harris dodges 'Havana Syndrome' question after being accused of looking 'incompetent & uncaring' on Afghanistan

KAMALA Harris has received backlash for dodging “Havana Syndrome” related questions upon her arrival to Vietnam. 

The vice president, who arrived several hours late on Tuesday, ignored reporters’ shouted questions on the tarmac looking “incompetent and uncaring.”


'Awful timing'

The BBC went off on the Biden administration during their coverage on Harris’ Vietnam tour saying the Afghanistan chaos makes the US appear “incompetent” and “unreliable.”

“Kamala Harris is in Singapore on her first tour of Asia. The trip is aimed to offer reassurances of Washington’s commitment to the region amid concerns of China’s influence there,” the anchor said.

The foreign correspondent added: “Awful timing for Kamala Harris… She’s having to fend off questions about Afghanistan, which makes the US look like an incompetent, uncaring, and unreliable ally.”

The incident comes a week after a video captures Harris nervously laughing in a chat with reporters when discussing the unfolding chaos in Afghanistan.

"Hold on, hold on, hold on," Harris interrupted the reporter, before laughing and saying "Slow down, everybody."

"I want to talk about two things," Harris then said. "First, Afghanistan, we couldn't have a higher priority right now.

Harris, who was in Singapore concluding a three-day trip, was set to fly to Hanoi when the "anomalous health incident" delayed her.

'Anomalous health incident'

"Anomalous health incident" is a term the US government often uses to describe Havana Syndrome, a condition with symptoms such as dizziness, nausea, migraines and memory lapses, so named because it first was reported by US officials based in the US embassy in Cuba in 2016.

It is not confirmed that her health incident has any relation to the syndrome. 

"The Vice President's office was made aware of a report of a recent possible anomalous health incident in Hanoi, Vietnam," the US Embassy statement said.

"After careful assessment, the decision was made to continue with the Vice President's trip," the statement said.

A spokesperson for Harris declined to comment on the reason for the delay.

CIA director William Burns confirmed on Thursday that members of the agency have been hit with the strange set of ailments that include brain fog and hearing screeching noises. 

CIA agents and people related to them now account for half of the 200 cases reported among US officials and their family members. 

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