Welcoming Enda Kenny to his home, Joe Biden said “if you’re wearing orange you’re not welcome here”
The US Vice-President has joked with the Taoiseach (Irish prime minister) Enda Kenny that “if you’re wearing orange, you’re not welcome in here”.
Joe Biden made the joke when he met Mr Kenny for a breakfast meeting at his home in Washington on Tuesday.
The vice-president later added that he was “only joking”.
However, the Democratic Unionist Party described the remarks as “disgraceful and careless” and has called on Mr Biden to apologise. ……
For those who don’t understand why Biden should “apologise”, orange is the color Irish Protestants embrace. Countless people have been slaughtered over the question of Green or Orange. My vice president jokes about it. He should resign. Any person of decent conscious would resign.
I wish for nothing but peace…
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