Children in awkward VP Harris space video were paid actors: Report

Just when the situation involving Vice President Kamala Harris starring in a NASA science video with a group of children couldn’t get any worse, well, it just did.

According to the Washington Examiner, after being dragged on social media for her breathtakingly cringe-worthy performance as she spoke to the group of children as if they were babies, it was revealed on Tuesday that the children in the video were child actors. 

“All five of them are actors,” Carlo Bernadino, the father of 13-year-old actor Trevor Bernardino, told the Examiner.

“He’s a child actor — he’s been trying to do this type of thing for a while. And so he has a manager and an agent in LA and they send him castings,” the father explained. “This was a casting call, a very specific one where he had to write essentially a monologue about what he’s really passionate about and he wrote a monologue about the environment.”

Trevor Bernadino, and presumably none of the other child and teen actors involved, were aware at the time of the casting call that they’d be sitting down for the special production with the vice president.

The video was the first installment of a YouTube Originals production about space. Apparently, YouTube and the White House believed Harris was a good fit, given her appointment earlier this year as the head of the National Space Council.

Just in case you might have missed the actual video, you can view it below. Viewer discretion is advised, due to the overwhelming amount of second-hand embarrassment viewers might experience by watching it.

Harris, who already has serious likability issues, along with the opinion of many that she’s incapable of performing her job, clearly took a giant leap backward on this particular issue.