President Biden told a series of cringe-worthy jokes about his Irish ancestry to mark St. Patrick’s Day, cracking that he’s surprised his distant Irish relatives aren’t “in jail” and that he’s “really not Irish” because he doesn’t drink alcohol.
"I’m the only Irishman you ever met though that’s never had a drink, so I’m OK. I’m really not Irish.”
Biden’s meandering remarks didn’t directly touch on increasing pressure from GOP investigators who say they want to determine the president’s role in a series of business ventures dating to his vice presidency and even earlier involving his son Hunter and brother James Biden in countries including China, Mexico, Russia and Ukraine.
At one point in his remarks Friday, Biden recounted meeting a corrupt Scranton political leader named “Paddy” as a child — noting humorously that the crooked pol always did what he said he would do.
Paddy was like “a late [Chicago] Mayor Daley, you know, brother-in-law on the payroll kind of thing,” Biden recalled — just a day after House Republicans released bank-record information on Biden family income from China to Hunter and James Biden, presidential daughter-in-lawn Hallie Biden and also an unnamed Biden.
At this point, it's charitable to suggest he's under the influence of dementia.