“I may be Irish, but I’m not stupid,” Biden said at a meeting in front of veterans.
The US President also confused his wife’s grandfather with her father, and said: “I married Dominique Giacoba’s daughter, so I have a little bit of Italian.”
Here, Biden made a mistake in his wife’s father’s name, because Dominic Giakoba is her grandfather, and her father’s name is Donald Jacobs.
The audience of military veterans and federal officials fell silent as they listened to President Biden’s remarks.
His words sparked widespread criticism on social media, with journalist Mary Margaret Olohan deeming Biden’s remarks a “hate crime.”
“Just the usual old-school anti-Irish stereotypes,” said Jerry Dunleavy, a Washington Examiner reporter. It is reported that Biden’s great-grandfather moved to America from Ireland in the nineteenth century.
Biden loves this Bidenism (he’s said it in the past before) — just casual old school anti-Irish stereotyping, but he thinks it’s a fun part of his gift of the gab because he considers himself Irish (his great-great-great grandfather moved to America from Ireland in the 1800s.) https://t.co/VJrcjdYzax
— Jerry Christmas 🎅🏼🎄 (@JerryDunleavy) December 16, 2022
This lapse represents a link in a long series of outright gaffes committed by the US President since he assumed the presidency.
became Biden, who turns 80 this year, the greatest president of the United States in history. His opponents accuse him of continuing his mental decline, citing his frequent gaffes and mistakes.