‘Biden gets Ireland’: why Joe in the Oval Office would thrill Joe in Mayo

The would-be president is proud of his heritage. And many in Ireland see in him a chance for change on issues like Brexit

It was a telling line that almost got drowned out in the acrimony of the first US presidential debate. Donald Trump, Joe Biden said, belonged to a caste of aloof plutocrats. “They look down their nose on people like Irish Catholics and like me.”

It was an appeal to the middle-class and blue-collar voters who will decide next month’s election – and a statement of the value Biden places on his Irish heritage.

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Source: The Guardian
‘Biden gets Ireland’: why Joe in the Oval Office would thrill Joe in Mayo