President Biden spoke of his “pride in being Irish” as he welcomed Taoiseach Michael Martin to the White House for his annual St. Patrick’s day trip — but an Irish paper pointed out a time when Biden upset the Emerald Isle.
In 2019, Biden answered a question with eight words the Irish Mirror said “irritated” those from Ireland.
“I may be Irish, but I’m not stupid,” Biden said at the time.
Biden: “I may be Irish, but I’m not stupid.” pic.twitter.com/QKpJfxaW30— RNC Research (@RNCResearch) March 17, 2022
The American people seem to disagree, according to the latest polls.
While the president’s son, Hunter Biden, trends on Twitter, Biden spoke of his Irish relatives.
“My great-grandfather, Edward Francis Blewitt, was only the second Catholic in the history of the state of Pennsylvania to be elected to the State Senate at that time in 1906 — at a time when many Catholics weren’t elected to office, especially coming out of the coal mine regions of Scranton,” Biden said Wednesday.