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Kamala Harris’ motorcade was trailed in a high-speed chase through the streets of Mexico City on Tuesday on her way to meet President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador.
In a video clip posted on Twitter by Bloomberg reporter Jennifer Epstein, several motorcycles were recording the vice president’s motorcade.
Others on the motorcycles carried live-stream equipment, Epstein reported.
The vice president’s motorcade diverted from the main boulevard to an old brick street, losing the motorcycles upon arriving at the presidential palace.
Tons of TV cameras are chasing the Harris motorcade in Mexico City. Some have live-stream equipment. pic.twitter.com/8yYNfJ9XsB
— Jennifer Epstein (@jeneps) June 8, 2021
VP Kamala Harris' Motorcade Chased by TV Crews on Motorcycles in Mexico https://t.co/XFnc2I6Gpg
— TMZ (@TMZ) June 8, 2021
HIGH-SPEED POOL DUTY: Via TV pool producer @erinmcewan: The Mexican press documented @VP Harris’s motorcade buzzing through Mexico City aboard motorcycles as cameramen strapped LiveU’s to their backs. pic.twitter.com/CVNflq4gbw
— Ed O'Keefe (@edokeefe) June 8, 2021
Harris’ overseas trip is going about as badly as most expected.
Harris traveled to Mexico on Tuesday to meet with President Andres Manuel Lopez Obrador to discuss the Biden administration’s immigration policies.
But things got weird when a “fully vaccinated” Harris wore a face mask while outside to greet Obrador, who was not wearing a mask.
Fully vaccinated Kamala Harris wears a mask outside to greet the fully vaccinated Mexican president who is not wearing a mask pic.twitter.com/EA9ZZTFQD8
— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) June 8, 2021
Recall, Harris held a joint presser with Guatemalan president Alejandro Giammattei on Monday.
Giammattei reminded Harris to put on a face mask as she walked away from the lectern – and she obeyed.
Harris also finally admitted on Monday what most people have known: she has no plans to visit the U.S.-Mexico border.
During a press conference in Guatemala, Harris said she does not plan to visit the southern border because it would just be a “grand gesture” as opposed to a genuine trip.
“On the issues of Republicans’ political attacks or criticism or even concerns, the reason I am here in Guatemala as my first trip as vice president of the United States is that this is one of our highest priorities,” Harris said during a question and answer portion of her press conference with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei.
“I came here to be here on the ground, to speak with the leader of this nation around what we can do in a way that is significant, is tangible, and has real results,” she continued.
“And I will continue to be focused on that kind of work as opposed to grand gestures,” she added.
Harris said she “believes” any migrants who attempt to enter the U.S. through non-legal channels will be turned away if they arrive at the border.
“I want to emphasize that the goal of our work is to help Guatemalans find hope at home,” Harris said.
“At the same time, I want to be clear to folks in this region who are thinking about making that dangerous trek to the United States-Mexico border: Do not come,’ she said, and repeated for emphasis: “Do not come,” she added.
This trip comes as Harris has been dragged for months about her failure to visit the Southern border or Central American nations.