On Friday, Japan’s Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga was welcomed to the White House as part of the first diplomatic summit of Joe Biden’s presidency — but Biden was not the one to welcome him to the United States.
Instead, Suga was greeted by Vice President Kamala Harris.
“The president and I are very excited about the conversations we will have with the prime minister today,” Harris said.
“As you know Mr. Prime Minister, you and I met just about a month ago during the Quad Summit, which was a meeting with the United States with our allies Japan with Australia and with India, where we had extensive conversations about a collaboration and a friendship around some of the biggest challenges facing our world.”
The strange, awkward greeting was met with alarm from Cutis Houck, the managing editor of NewsBusters, who tweeted