Kamala Harris' Explanation Of The Ukraine Conflict Leaves Twitter Reeling

Russia and Ukraine have a long, complicated past. So to think all Americans understand every aspect of the current conflict is not reasonable. That said, Kamala Harris' recent oversimplified explanation of the war has people rolling their eyes, since it seems the Vice President was sharing her "Russian Invasion for Dummies CliffsNotes."

Harris' dumbed-down version of the Ukraine situation went viral after her appearance on the "Morning Hustle" radio show. Headkrack, a co-host on the program, asked the second in command to explain what was happening in the region "in layman's terms for people who don't understand what's going on and how can this directly affect the people of the United States?" (via New York Post).

The veep seemed to take the request too much to heart, saying, "So, Ukraine is a country in Europe. It exists next to another country called Russia. Russia is a bigger country. Russia is a powerful country. Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine. So, basically, that's wrong, and it goes against everything that we stand for."

To be fair, she went on to talk about the concept of "sovereignty" and the military, unprovoked invasion. Harris also added, "We as Americans are saying that's wrong. And we will stand with Ukraine." She continued in part, "We know that what Russia is doing is wrong."

People are left scratching their heads over Kamala Harris' Ukraine explanation

Obviously, Twitter let Harris have it.

Again and again on Twitter, Harris was blasted for her oversimplified explanation of the conflict in Ukraine, with many people calling it "child-like." Others wondered if the clip of the Vice President explaining the conflict "in layman's terms" was a "joke."

"Russia decided to invade a smaller country called Ukraine. So, how does she explain WW2? Japan, smaller. Germany, smaller, Italy, smaller," joked one Twitter user. "This is terrifying. Or Hilarious. Or both," podcast host Wayne Dupree tweeted about the radio moment. "OMG, just a heartbeat away from the presidency," commented someone else.

Many Twitter users felt the explanation was really about Harris' low confidence in the American people, with one person commenting, "So she thinks we're all stupid!!!!"

Harris had a few supporters, however, as not surprisingly people opined that former President Trump was not much better.