President Joe Biden made a series of cringeworthy jokes at the expense of Irish people at a St. Patrick’s Day event Friday.
While speaking at the annual Friends of Ireland Luncheon with Irish Prime Minister Leo Varadkar Friday afternoon, Biden made a series of jokes stereotyping Irish people as drunks and criminals. Biden said that because he doesn’t drink and doesn’t have relatives in jail, he’s “really not Irish.” Twitter users pointed out the stereotypes, and also that he does, in fact, have relatives in legal trouble.
Biden began his remarks with a quote attributed to the 20th-century Irish diplomat Shane Leslie. “Every St. Patrick’s Day, every Irishman goes out to find another Irishman to make a speech to,” Biden said. “Well, that’s why I’m here.”
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