While we were researching that post on the 9-year-old migrant girl who drowned while trying to cross the Rio Grande, someone mentioned that the border crisis wasn’t even mentioned on CNN’s home page. So, we decided to visit CNN’s home page to see what they were covering — kind of like CNN’s Brian Stelter watching Fox News every night to complain about what they’re covering.
Does Stelter know that the top story on cnn.com right now is about Vice President Kamala Harris getting frustrated that her mansion isn’t ready yet?
It’s been more than two months since Kamala Harris was sworn in as vice president of the US, yet due to renovations to the private residence reserved for the VP, Harris and her husband can’t move in yet. https://t.co/4NNoKhdVWt
— CNN (@CNN) March 27, 2021
Wow, is CNN saying that government-contracted renovations on the vice president’s residence at the Naval Observatory are late and over-budget? CNN reports that Harris popped in recently to request work be done on the kitchen; “it’s the meditative and relaxing quality of cooking up family meals that Harris has cited in multiple interviews as therapeutic, and it’s something she’s still waiting to do in her official residence.”
But for now, she and husband Douglas Emhoff are living out of suitcases at the vice president’s guest residence, Blair House:
Although Blair House provides comfortable, even luxurious, accommodations, Harris and Emhoff’s current surroundings lack the creature comforts of a home. Antiques and museum-quality pieces of American history deck each of the 100-plus rooms, which include a gym and a private hair salon. And although the professional, full-time staff of more than a dozen provide amenities as accommodating as a luxury hotel, Blair House does not offer the laid-back vibe Harris and Emhoff are said to prefer when they are home. The couple enjoy a more casual, West Coast informality, with frequent visits from family and large Sunday suppers, the former California senator has said.
We’re in no position to tell the vice president to be patient, but she might want to keep those suitcases closeby. We all saw her boss’s press conference Thursday.
Oh no that’s horrible!
— Hubley (@coolhubleys) March 27, 2021
— T.Willis (@JayPeesTeePee) March 27, 2021
Bit pointless, given…
— Tooth2Power (@PowerTooth2) March 27, 2021
Why waste money on renovation?
— Emperor w/o clothing (@Emperorwocloth1) March 27, 2021
She doesn’t want to move in then move again when they push Joe out.
— JC wresling fan (@JOECOOKE5) March 27, 2021
Wow! Struggle bus is real for Kamala Harris. Never mind her net worth is estimated at $6.3 million. How will she ever survive?! 😭
— abolish capitalism (@kmii123456) March 27, 2021
Who gives a flying fuck?
— Caoimhín ♈️ (@JamesWy01345727) March 27, 2021
How is this news?
— The Source (@BillJasper7) March 27, 2021
Is this really news?
— Terence P (@Terence_PE) March 27, 2021
I can understand the @VP’s “frustration”. Living in a luxury mansion with 12 full time staff members while her real house is being redecorated to reflect her “more casual, West Coast” style. I’m sure the 500K+ people who slept on the streets last night would understand as well.
— JB’s EarPiece (@ShhYouTalk2Much) March 27, 2021
Shouldn’t you report on more important topics? Look at all the people at the border sleeping on the ground stacked together that can’t afford housing, now that’s the real news, she already owns a home.
— Bena (@Bena20371212) March 27, 2021
And this is more important than the CRISIS at the border? What kind of BLEEPING netwotk are you running? @AC360
— Van Thomas (@VanThomas6) March 27, 2021
this might be one of the most tone-deaf articles you have ever posted. are people supposed to feel bad for her and her husband because she has to suffer through the luxury of having 12 servants on hand 24/7? are you implying racism is the cause of two month renovations?
— Dr. Looter (@DrLooter) March 27, 2021
She knows she doesn’t belong there. And no, she doesn’t belong in the Oval Office either.
— Leslie (@LeslieMierow) March 27, 2021
Thread takes a look at some of Vice President Kamala Harris’s statements about kids in cages and more https://t.co/i9NOs8HSW3
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) March 25, 2021