Biden Says He’s “Not Stupid” Then Immediately Contradicts Himself
President Joe Biden said Thursday despite his Irish roots he’s “not stupid” then immediately called his wife’s father by her grandfather’s name.
“I just want you to know, I may be Irish, but I’m not stupid,” Biden said while speaking at the Annual Friends of Ireland Luncheon. “I married Domenic Giacoppo’s daughter.”
First Lady Jill Biden was born to Donald Carl Jacobs and Bonny Jean Jacobs. Her grandfather, Domenico Giacoppo, is from the tiny village of Gesso in Sicily. When Giacoppo was two, his family left Italy to go to Ellis Island before settling in New Jersey.
Biden attended the annual dinner to promote relations between the U.S. and Ireland. Micheal Martin, Ireland’s leader, also attended the event and later tested positive for COVID-19. Biden and Martin were not in close contact during the gala according to a spokesperson for the president.
Biden met with Martin virtually Thursday after he tested positive, with Martin saying he is “doing good” and that it reminds him “vaccines prevent severe illness.”
A reception is planned for Thursday evening. Martin will not attend the event as originally planned.