Joe Biden is in Dundalk this evening as part of his tour of Ireland.
The POTUS has distant cousins from Louth, with one of them famously being none other than Irish rugby legend Rob Kearney.
During his speech in the town, he reminisced about Ireland's first win over the All Blacks, in Chicago's Soldier Field back in 2016.
However, when referring to the New Zealand rugby team he mistakenly called them the 'Black and Tans'.
As seems to be the case with many recent US President's, Joe is prone to the odd blunder, and this one is without a doubt already up there with his most memorable.
Joe Biden Makes Hilarious Blunder When Speaking About His Distant Relative Rob Kearney
— Robert Moloney (@moloneyrobert) April 12, 2023
In Dundalk, Joe Biden pays tribute to his cousin Rob Kearney, and his particular role on the memorable day at Soldier Field in Chicago where the Irish rugby team beat “the hell out of the Black and Tans” 👀
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) April 12, 2023
"My distant Irish cousins are here today, including the well-known Irish rugby player Rob Kearney," Biden said at his recent Paddy's Day celebration at the White House, to which Kearney was invited.
“I want to see you after this pal.
“Rob, I expect we know, and this is no offence to anyone, but who in the room we’re rooting for in the Grand Slam between Ireland and England.
“I’m looking forward to that.”
This is not Biden's only connection to the Irish rugby team either, and when visiting Auckland in 2016 he told the story of a time in 70s when himself and his brothers followed the All Blacks in a tour around Ireland.
"My brother was a rugby player as well.
“And one day when I was a young senator during a recess period, he said: ‘The All Blacks are playing four matches in Ireland.’ And so we packed up, and we followed them all through Ireland. There was nothing but carnage left behind.
“But I am a real fan.”