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Watch: Irish People Will Love Joe Biden's Response To Question From BBC Reporter

Watch: Irish People Will Love Joe Biden's Response To Question From BBC Reporter

Joe Biden has been declared as the President-elect of the United States, and while the incumbent is currently looking for ways to stop that from coming to fruition, the consensus is that the 78-year old will be the country's 46th president.

It is a result that has delighted the vast majority of onlookers throughout the globe, for fairly obvious reasons.

Of course, the Irish connection made Biden a favourite for many in this part of the world. His great-great grandfather Patrick Blewitt hails from Ballina, while his other great-great grandfather Owen Finnegan hailed from Louth.

In fact, he is actually a distant relative of the Kearney brothers, even congratulating 'cousin' Rob Kearney on Twitter after Ireland's historic win over New Zealand in 2016.

Biden has spoken about his Irish roots on a number of occasions, doing so once again after his status as President-elect was confirmed.

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During a media scrum today, Biden was by a BBC reporter for a word for the British broadcasters. You're going to love his response.

Reporter: Mr Biden, a quick word for the BBC?

Biden: The BBC? I'm Irish!

You love to see it.

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