Vice President Kamala Harris is in hot water amid reports that a NASA video in which she appeared, used paid child actors to be in her video with the VP.
The Washington Examiner broke the news that the vice president used child actors in her production.
Trevor Bernardino, a 13-year-old actor, told the Examiner that he was asked to submit a monologue about something he was passionate about and three questions for a world leader. Then, he met with the video production’s director. “After that,” he explained to the publication, “my agent called and he said, ‘hey Trevor, you booked it.'”
Harris leads the National Space Council, hence her role in the video.
“In honor of World Space Week, we’re visiting the Naval Observatory in Washington to talk to none other than Vice President Kamala Harris about the National Space Council,” the video’s description reads. “We also hear from NASA astronaut Shane Kimbrough, who joins us from the International Space Station – that’s right, from space! Plus, we’re building a DIY telescope that you can make yourself at home.”
The news sparked backlash and commentary on Twitter.
“The Biden administration is using tax dollars to pay child actors to try and make Kamala Harris seem relatable,” said Matt Whitlock. “Better than VEEP.”
Former Trump advisors chimed in as well.
“A video with Kamala Harris features child actors, with agents, auditions, and all,” Tim Murtagh wrote on Twitter. “But here’s the punchline: ***The project is being produced by a company called Sinking Ship*** You couldn’t make it up.”
Even lawmakers had to give their thoughts.
“Wow. Even for politics, this is cynical,” said Sen. Ted Cruz, R-Texas. “Quite literally…fake news.”
Watch it for yourself here.