They’re all lily white. They’ve all got deep roots going back to the homeland. And they couldn’t be any less Irish.
The day began with a cringe-worthy, mildly offensive Irish cliche in front of a roomful of Irish people, and it all went downhill from there.
“Top of the morning,” said Vice President Pence, as he hosted Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny at his residence for breakfast Thursday…
“Literally just shouted ‘NOBODY SAYS THAT’ at the TV,” a journalist in Ireland tweeted. “I’ve literally only ever heard that said by Americans,” another person said.
TOP O’ THE MORNING, cartoons. Look at yourselves, a group of four leaf clovers. Sitting there all drunk n’ charming. Won’t somebody offer the Vice President a tall glass of Fuck You?
At the luncheon, Trump shared a proverb.
“As we stand together with our Irish friends, I’m reminded of that proverb — and this is a good one, this is one I like, I’ve heard it for many, many years and I love it,” Trump said. “Always remember to forget the friends that proved untrue, but never forget to remember those that have stuck by you.”
Thank you Albashir Adam Alhassan, Irish bard of Nigeria. Fake presidents are good at this sort of thing, embarrassing you with their fuckwit stupidity.
Two of the leading Republicans involved in Thursday’s cultural gaffes — Pence and House Speaker Paul D. Ryan (R-Wis.) — identify as Irish American.
One of [Ryan’s] statements caused a fair bit of head-scratching: “Americans, especially American Irish, are always trying to endear ourselves to the Irish. Think about it. We went from a president who plays a lot of golf to a president who owns a lot of golf courses,” Ryan said. “That is about the closest thing you can get to royalty in Ireland.”
Paul Ryan thinks we invented the pastime. Paul Ryan thinks it’s great Donald Trump spends half his presidency loafing about in golf resorts. Paul Ryan thinks we should be impressed with that. Paul Ryan doesn’t know our pathological hatred of rich people and their whores.