Why did Biden's Irish ancestors come to the US? POTUS says, 'what the Brits had been doing' made them immigrate

The president took a dig at ‘the Brits’ in his first press conference while talking about his Irish ancestor who migrated to the US while explaining the issues people face while crossing the border

                            Why did Biden's Irish ancestors come to the US? POTUS says, 'what the Brits had been doing' made them immigrate
US President Joe Biden talks to reporters during the first news conference of his presidency in the East Room of the White House on March 25, 2021 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Joe Biden held a media conference on March 25, his first-ever as president since he was sworn into office on January 20, 2021. While answering questions about the increase in the number of immigrants crossing the southern border, the Democrat took a dig at ‘the Brits’ while talking about his Irish ancestry.

Explaining the issues people face while crossing the border, Biden said, “When my great grandfather got on a coffin ship in the Irish sea, the expectation was he going to live long enough to get to the United States of America. They left because of what the Brits had been doing. They were in real, real trouble. They didn’t want to leave but they had no choice. I can’t guarantee we’re going to solve everything, but I can guarantee we can make everything better.”


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Biden has often expressed doubt over Britain's attitude to the Northern Ireland protocol in the Brexit deal. He recently, along with Irish Taoiseach Micheál Martin, said in a statement on St Patrick’s Day that the Good Friday Agreement deals with “good faith implementation of international agreements designed to address the unique circumstances on the island of Ireland”.

An Irish government official later reacted to the statement and stated that “we take heart from knowing that America ultimately has our back in these disputes”, but added that the US would not interfere in the Irish Sea issue.

On the 64th day of his administration, Biden, 78, faced questions about the coronavirus pandemic, immigration, gun control and other subjects (Getty Images)


On March 25, the 78-year-old responded to several questions on the border crisis as he claimed he won’t let a kid “starve to death and stay on the other side" of America’s boundary. “I’m not going to do it. I’m not going to do it. That’s why I’ve asked the Vice President of United States yesterday to be the lead person on dealing with focusing on the fundamental reasons why people leave Honduras, Guatemala, El Salvador in the first place. It’s because of earthquakes, floods. It’s because of lack of food. It’s because of gang violence. It’s because of a whole range of things, that when I was Vice President, had the same obligation to deal with unaccompanied children,” Biden added.

Reporters ask U.S. President Joe Biden questions during the first news conference of Biden's presidency in the East Room of the White House on March 25, 2021 in Washington, DC (Getty Images)

Meanwhile, another report stated that after ‘avoiding’ the press for over 60 days into his administration, Biden held a press conference. But it has garnered more complaints than praise.

It has been said that for answering reporters' questions, he was referring to “cheat sheets”. He also seemed to lose his words in between. Several people on the internet accused Biden of not giving clear answers to many questions with some even calling to invoke the 25th Amendment.

Candace Owens, the conservative author and activist, claimed Biden has dementia as she tweeted, “THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES HAS DEMENTIA.” In another tweet, she wrote: "Joe Biden had a cheat sheet with the names and faces marked of which journalists to call on, and he knew EXACTLY what questions would be asked of him. That was not a press conference—that was a play put on by bad faith actors in a pseudo-democracy."




Others urged Harris to take over from Biden. A social media user wrote, “For the good of the nation, Kamala Harris must invoke the 25th Amendment and assume the role of the Presidency.”

Another tweet said, “If the 25th Amendment wasn't invoked for a twice-impeached extortionist who incited insurrection, it will NEVER be invoked. Buckle up, trumpers...it's going to be a LONG 4 years for you. Joe Biden is your President.”

“The key takeaway from this is that it is only a matter of time until the 25th amendment will be invoked,” another user added.




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