On the Tuesday, May 30, installment of The View, the panel discussed what Haines describes as Harris' "tendency" for "word salad" — the habit of using seemingly random or repeated words and phrases that jumble the meaning of the point a speaker is attempting to make.
"I don’t know if she’s going off script and ad-libbing or [improvising], and if that’s the case, she needs to stay on script," Haines told her fellow co-hosts. "If it’s her speechwriter, they need to change the speechwriter, because when you’re two years in, they need to protect her more."
Haines then played a series of clips from public speaking engagements that emphasized Harris' odd habit, including a moment where she repeatedly said the phrase, "the significance of the passage of time," as well as saying that during Women's History Month, the country celebrates "the women who made history throughout history."
"You are the Vice President of the United States," she added. "The administration and the president are responsible for protecting her."
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Co-host Sunny Hostin — who has worked as a lawyer, as well as a popular television personality — pointed out that Harris, who is also an attorney, appeared to be using a common style of speaking that is taught to students in law schools.
"I would add that as a lawyer, you’re generally told when you’re speaking, that you speak in threes, because that’s what people remember," Hostin explained. "So if you’re going to talk about a car, you talk about the car, the red car, the fast red car."
"But you don’t use the definition of the word in the definition," Haines argued.
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