Vice President Kamala Harris was greeted in Guatemala by a group of pro-Trump protesters who made a surprise appearance while she was on her way to the first stop of her trip, a bilateral meeting with Guatemalan President Alejandro Giammattei.
This marks the first trip to a foreign country that Harris has taken since she took office back in January. Kind of funny that she has time to go to Guatemala, but not the southern border in her own country.
According to the traveling press pool, the signs read, “Kamala, Trump won,” and “Kamala, mind your own business!” Photos posted on social media showed other signs reading, “Kamala stop funding criminals,” and “Guatemala is prolife #Momalahelpme”
Following the one-on-one meeting, Harris and Giammettei will hold a press conference. The vice president will also meet Monday with separate groups of community and social leaders and female entrepreneurs before departing for Mexico later in the evening.
Harris’s landing in Guatemala Sunday night was delayed slightly after “technical issues” aboard Air Force Two forced the delegation to return to Joint Base Andrews and switch planes. Symone Sanders, the vice president’s communications director, told reporters that the issues posed “no major safety concerns.”
Harris’s trip comes just a few days before President Joe Biden makes his own first visit to a foreign country. Biden will be trekking to the United Kingdom on Wednesday, where he’ll stay for several days, holding meetings with British Prime minister Boris Johnson, Queen Elizabeth II, G-7 leaders, NATO officials, EU leaders, and Russian President Vladimir Putin.