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“I’m Not Stupid”...Biden Provokes Irish People’s Anger (Video)


Fri 18 Mar 2022 | 02:47 PM
Omnia Ahmed

U.S. President Joe Biden cracked an offensive joke about Ireland in his address at the Annual Friends of Ireland Luncheon in Washington on Thursday.

The White House provided the full transcript: “Father, before I begin — bless me, Father, for I’m about to sin.

“I — well, I just want you to know, I may be Irish, but I’m not stupid. I married Dominic Giacoppa’s daughter.”

The remark drew laughter, but according to some online sources, it was incorrect.

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The Washington Examiner, a conservative US news magazine, reports that “Giacoppa was actually first lady Jill Biden’s grandfather, not her father”.

Giacoppa was apparently the Ellis Island spelling of Giacoppo, the name of the First Lady’s grandfather Domenico.

Moreover, the examiner added: “Biden has made the Giacoppa joke in the past, including at an opera ball hosted by then-Italian Ambassador Claudio Bisogniero in 2013.”

“Irish Americans think they’re more Irish than the Irish.