“I’m Irish!” Footage of Joe Biden turning down a BBC reporter’s question because he’s British resurfaces in the wake of president’s ‘quarrel’ with Boris Johnson over Northern Ireland peace deal
- Brexit will require a new deal on the border between Northern Ireland, which is part of the UK, and Ireland, which is part of the EU
- There is a June 30 deadline breathing down both sides as negotiations become contentious
- Some say it threatens the 1998 Good Friday Agreement that ended three decades of bloodshed between the two countries
- The US made that deal and Joe Biden reportedly ordered US officials to give Boris Johnson an extraordinary diplomatic reprimand
- Biden often plays to his Irish ancestry, despite having a significant number of English ancestry as well
- Biden and Johnson put on a diplomatic display as they met in front of cameras in the UK on Thursday
Video of Joe Biden firing a BBC reporter for playing on his Irish heritage is getting renewed attention amid his reported row with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the Northern Ireland peace deal.
Footage of the incident was captured during Democratic Primary in 2019, showing Biden acting icy towards a British broadcaster.
‘Mr. Biden, a quick word for the BBC,” the British correspondent can hear in the clip.
‘The BBC? I’m Irish!’ Biden explains, before he walks away.
Biden is reportedly only about five eighths Irish, but he is known for playing from his Irish heritage. It seems likely that the president will strongly support the country in their long-running dispute with Northern Ireland in particular and the United Kingdom as a whole.
Video of Joe Biden firing a BBC reporter for playing his Irish descent gets renewed attention amid his reported row with British Prime Minister Boris Johnson over the Northern Ireland peace deal
In 1998 the The US helped negotiate a peace deal known as the Good Friday Agreement that ended three decades of bloodshed between Catholics in Ireland and Protestants in Northern Ireland.
Earlier this week, The Times UK reported that Biden – who is a devout Catholic – has ordered US officials to issue an extraordinary diplomatic reprimand to Boris Johnson for jeopardizing that peace process during Brexit negotiations with the European Union.
“President Biden has been crystal clear about his unwavering belief in the Good Friday Agreement as the basis for peaceful coexistence in Northern Ireland,” White House national security adviser Jake Sullivan told reporters aboard Air Force One as Biden looked to traveled the UK. on Wednesday.
“Any steps that jeopardize or undermine it would not be welcomed by the United States,” Sullivan added.
On Thursday, Biden met Johnson for the first time since winning the White House last November. The pair seemed friendly to the cameras, but they are at odds in their political perspectives
After Brexit, a new deal was needed for the border between Northern Ireland, which is part of the United Kingdom, and Ireland, which is part of the European Union, as the EU requires certain goods to be inspected and others not allowed. on all.
There is a June 30 deadline that is on both sides as the negotiations become contentious.
A spokesman for Number 10 Downing Street declined to be pulled over by the White House’s criticism.
“I don’t think you would expect me to argue with other countries, but I think we have been clear that we urgently need to find solutions that support the Belfast Good Friday Agreement and prevent the disruption of communities in Northern Ireland.” minimize, especially to avoid disruption of critical supplies such as medicines,’ he said.
“That’s why we work and work closely with the EU to find pragmatic solutions to achieve those goals.”
And Thursday night, UK time, a Johnson spokesman insisted that Biden did not “reprimand” him.
Downing Street said that during their talks, leaders “reaffirmed their commitment” to Good Friday and “agreed that both the EU and the UK had a responsibility to work together and find pragmatic solutions to ensure unfettered trade between North and South Africa.” Ireland, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland’.
The pair also put on a diplomatic display earlier on Thursday as they strolled along the coast with their wives.
The pair also put on a diplomatic display earlier on Thursday as they strolled along the coast with their wives
However, their alleged tension from the Northern Ireland deal also highlights the fundamental political differences between the two leaders.
Biden, the former Senate Foreign Relations Committee chairman who prides himself on his expertise in global affairs, was a staunch opponent of Brexit, the move Johnson championed.
Biden also once called a Johnson a “physical and emotional clone” of Donald Trump.