Biden insults Irish in gaffe-riddled speech

A confused President Biden has casually slandered the Irish while botching up his wife’s family history during a gaffe-filled appearance in Delaware on Friday.

“I may be Irish, but I’m not stupid,” Biden inexplicably said while greeting 102-year-old World War II veteran Ray Firmani during a Veterans Benefits town hall in New Castle, Delaware.

“I married Dominic Giacopa’s daughter,” Biden continued. “So, you know, I’ve got some Italian in me now, you know?”

The audience of military veterans and federal officials took in the off-script comments in confused silence – but critics on Twitter took hilarious offense at the ethnic slur.

“Hate crimes”, self-proclaimed Irish Catholic reporter Mary Margaret Olohan postedwith a video clip of the offending moment.

"I married Dominic Giacopa's daughter" said Biden.
Joe Biden claimed his wife Jill’s Italian heritage — forgetting his father-in-law’s name in the process.

“Just casual old-school anti-Irish stereotyping,” Washington Examiner reporter Jerry Dunleavy wrote.

Others pointed out that Biden messed up his wife Jill’s genealogy.

“Giacoppa was actually Jill Biden’s grandfather, not her father.” wrote Steve Guest, communications adviser to Republican Senator Ted Cruz of Texas. “Joe Biden gets the stupidest things wrong.”

Biden's mental abilities have often been questioned by critics.
The 80-year-old president’s frequent slips have caused many to question his intellectual acuity.

The bizarre comments – rehashing a line from Biden Trot on St. Patrick’s Day Earlier this year – came just before the 80-year-old president spun a chronologically impossible yarn conjuring up a seemingly mythical Purple Heart for his uncle Frank Biden, who fought in World War II.

They were the latest in a long stream of gaffes, flubs, and outright fakes committed by Biden in public life over five decades.

Biden’s mental acuity as the oldest-ever US president has been increasingly called into question — particularly after he searched a crowd for the late Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) in September, six weeks after publicly mourning the death of her and her family shouted condolences to himself. Biden insults Irish in gaffe-riddled speech


JACLYN DIAZ is a USTimeToday U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. JACLYN DIAZ joined USTimeToday in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing

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