During a press conference, Mr Biden spoke of how his grandparents left Ireland because of “what the Brits had done” in the country. Commenting on the Express.co.uk story, readers reacted with fury and pointed to certain elements of America’s own history. One person said: “Joe Biden says great-grandfather left Ireland ‘because of what the Brits had been doing’.
“America continued where the Brits left off up to the present day.”
A second said: “Phew, lucky for Joe the US has no baggage……oh wait.”
A third said: “I’m sure Geronimo sitting bull and many more native Americans leaders would have known exactly what he means, glasshouses and all that.”
A fourth said: “Yes yes Joe we’ve heard it all before.
“How many innocent civilians were killed in Vietnam by the US armed forces?
“So many that you don’t even know.”
During the press conference, Mr Biden compared his ancestor’s journey to the US from Ireland, to those crossing the southern border from Mexico.
According to figures from the US Customs and Border Protection,100,000 migrants were apprehended in February, which represents a 28 percent increase from January.
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“I can’t guarantee we’re going to solve everything, but I can guarantee we can make everything better.”
The relationship between Mr Biden and the Prime Minister remains unclear following his inauguration.
During his time in Barack Obama’s administration, Mr Biden had voiced his disapproval over Brexit and supported the claim the UK would be at the back of the queue for a trade deal.
Indeed, following the imposition of the UK Internal Market Bill, Mr Biden claimed the US will not sign a trade deal with Britain if the Good Friday Agreement is hindered.
He stated if a hard border is created in Ireland due to the legislation, there will be no trade deal between the UK and US.
He said: “We can’t allow the Good Friday Agreement that brought peace to Northern Ireland to become a casualty of Brexit.
“Any trade deal between the US and UK must be contingent upon respect for the Agreement and preventing the return of a hard border. Period.”
Since taking office this year, Mr Biden had constantly claimed that Ireland will be a key ally to the US, despite insisting the UK and America will continue to have a special relationship.