House Speaker Nancy Pelosi was slammed on social media over her recitation of a poem written by U2 frontman Bono as a tribute to the people of Ukraine on St. Patrick’s Day.
“Ireland’s sorrow and pain, Is now the Ukraine, and Saint Patrick’s name now Zelenskyy,” the San Francisco Democrat said at the Friends of Ireland luncheon on Thursday as part of a poem she says was written by Bono who Pelosi said has “been a very Irish part of our lives.”
Pelosi’s performance drew immediate criticism on Twitter with many users using the word “cringe” to describe the event.
“I need a Guinness to wash down the cringe,” Washington Free Beacon reporter Chuck Ross tweeted.
“Is this a prank?” Federalist publisher Ben Domenech tweeted. “Did someone pretend to be Bono and sent her this?”
“Extraordinary levels of Irish cringe,” New York Times writer Liam Stack tweeted. “This poem brought the snakes back.”
“I wholeheartedly support Ukraine,” Townhall writer Gabriella Hoffman tweeted. “This, however, is not the right gesture at all. Very cringeworthy. Make it stop!”
“How does anyone even know when they’re high anymore. You just log on and see stuff like this all day every day and it never ends. It’s a bad trip and we’re all on it together,” one user wrote.
“I honestly thought this was a joke! I mean I like riverdance, it was really cool in 1996, but come on, man, is this what we’re doing, Congress? Please don’t let any Ukrainians see this, we’ll break their spirits,” another added.
This is an excerpt from Fox News.
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