THE moment Joe Biden picked Kamala Harris to be his running mate may have been scripted.
In an Instagram photo shared by Biden showing the moment he video-called Harris and asked her to be his vice president, there is a text that some have said is Biden's script during the call.
"I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate," the post read. Back when Kamala was Attorney General, she worked closely with Beau. I watched as they took on the big banks, lifted up working people, and protected women and kids from abuse."
"I was proud then, and I'm proud now to have her as my partner in this campaign," Biden ended. Accompanying the post is a photo of Biden on a video call with a smiling Harris as they discuss the news.
Also in the photo is Biden holding a phone upside down, presumably holding the receiving end closer to the laptop to get better audio from Harris. The name is illegible due to a text or notification Biden received, but what appears to be the bottom half of a heart emoji is seen next to the name.
However it's what lies underneath his hands that is bringing social media attention and ridicule to the Democratic presidential nominee.
Sleuths on social media have clicked enhance one too many times on the Instagram photo and found what appears to be a script the nod may have used when calling Harris.
According to the New York Post, the paper allegedly reads "I’ve decided I would like you to join this effort to win back the soul of our country and be our nation’s next Vice President. I think you are entitled to know why I chose you. There are three reasons."
The cheat sheet has picked up on social media, with The Federalist co-founder Sean Davis tweeting "Biden's staff had to write a script for him so he'd know why he was even talking to Kamala Harris. "I'm calling you today because…" and GOP rapid response chief Steve Guest tweeting "It’s an embarrassment Biden needed talking points to talk to his own VP. Biden is clearly a puppet of the left," along with a photo of the photo on MSNBC that looks purposely cropped to leave the note out.
Turning Point USA Chief Creative Officer Benny Johnson tweeted "3 VERY IMPORTANT THINGS about this photo of Joe Biden calling Kamala to offer her VP spot: 1. Biden has to read from a script that is clearly visible 2. Biden does not know how to hold an iPhone (it’s upside down) 3. The cartoon on Biden’s desk is a man screaming “WHY ME?!”"
Video of the call was also shared by Harris on Twitter, accompanied with a short narration as to who she was and why she was taking on the job.
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