Joe Biden suggests Irish Americas are 'stupid'

 December 19, 2022

President Joe Biden has long been known for making bizarre and offensive comments, a trait that was on display again last week.

According to the website Jolt Florida, Biden played up negative stereotypes about Irish Americans during town hall event in Delaware on Friday. 

Biden: "I may be Irish, but I'm not stupid"

A video clip tweeted out by the Washington Free Beacon showed the president walking across a room and saying, "I may be Irish, but I'm not stupid. I married Dominic Giacoppa's daughter so, you know, I got a little Italian in me now, you know."

Biden's words were met by derision from critics on social media, with Washington Examiner contributor Jerry Dunleavy pointing out that the president has a history of "casual old school anti-Irish stereotyping" despite his Irish ancestry being quite distant.

Twitter reactions

Steve Guest serves as a communications advisor to Texas Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, and he reacted to the clip as well, pointing out that Biden had confused his wife's grandfather with her father.

Meanwhile, one conservative Twitter user joked that "Irish usually aren't stupid, but zombies are" while noting that "Biden" is an English name.

Biden said African Americans "ain't black" if they don't support him

Friday's incident was far from being the first time that the president has publicly promoted offensive ethnic stereotypes.

At one point during the 2020 presidential campaign, Biden said in an interview that African Americans voters "ain't black" if they chose not to support him.

"I tell you if you have a problem figuring out whether you’re for me or Trump, then you ain’t black," then-candidate Biden told radio host Charlamagne tha God.

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