President Joe Biden has made audiences cringe before. Unfortunately for his administration, it seems to be an ongoing hallmark of his press conferences and public appearances.
Sometimes it’s just amusing and other times, he intentionally makes a joke. But there are times when POTUS slips up and says exactly the wrong thing, which in turn spreads like wildfire.
St. Patrick’s Day is upon us once again, and those who celebrate “the luck of the Irish” are ready for corned beef and cabbage, a bevy of traditional Irish puns, and a pint or two of Guinness.
The President has Irish blood as well, so he was expected to make some remark about the holiday this week. Of course, people were expecting something light and complimentary.
But that isn’t quite what we got.
Instead, Biden somehow managed to insult the entire country of Ireland with his “joke,” which many quickly said was in poor taste (even if it was a faux pas).
He’s not likely to live this one down any time soon, and the Irish are already pouncing: this isn’t something you want the leader of the free world to say, especially to an audience.
President Joe Biden celebrated St. Patrick’s Day on Thursday, joking about his Irish heritage during a speech on Capitol Hill.
‘Father, before I begin — bless me, Father, for I’m about to sin,” he said as he began his speech by crossing himself and addressing the priest in the room. ‘I, well, I just want you to know, I may be Irish, but I’m not stupid.’
The President was at the annual Friends of Ireland Luncheon, hosted by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, so this gaffe is even more cringe-worthy. With so many Irish people around, that joke was a big mistake.