Harris Speaks About Family During ‘Awkward’ Interview With Drew Barrymore

During an interview with actress Drew Barrymore, Vice President Kamala Harris spoke about her marriage to second gentleman Dough Emhoff and her kids. The highly unfavorable vice president also stumped for President Joe Biden on the show and revealed interesting things like her laugh and a new nickname.

Harris used the example of how individuals speak about her laugh to boost her claim. The vice president admitted that when she finds something funny, she doesn’t laugh quietly or “ladylike,” instead she “lets it all out in one enormous cackle” that is mocked online.

The vice president claimed that such ridicule is because of prejudice against women.

During her recent visit to Atlanta, Georgia, Harris recalled a nickname that her stepchildren call her “Momala.” Barrymore adopted the nickname in the interview after listening to it in a taped video.

“I keep thinking in my head that we all need a mom,” the actress said. “I’ve been thinking that we really all need a tremendous hug in the world right now. But in our country, we need you to be the Momala of the country.”

“As a woman who respects so much and wants to share and wants to be confident and has no ounce of meek, that has competitiveness — when we lift each other up, we all rise,” Barrymore added. “We need a great protector.”

In response, Harris said she believes that “sadly, over the last many years, there’s been this kind of perverse approach to what strength looks like, which is to suggest that the measure of one’s strength is based on who you beat down, instead of what we know the true measure of your strength is based on where you lift up.”

On social media, users expressed their belief that the discussion between Barrymore and Harris was “awkward” and “uncomfortable” to watch.