‘Fake Brews!’ Paul Ryan roasted for toasting St Patrick’s Day with ‘appalling’ pint of Guinness
As any Guinness drinker will tell you, the famous Irish stout doesn’t age terribly well. When freshly poured it will proudly boast a thick creamy white head, however, as time passes, that quickly sours and turns into a sickly yellow foam.
Just how long has that pint been sat there? I can barely look... https://t.co/6jwLKc0bN0— Neil Wilson (@LibertyNeil) March 16, 2017
During the annual Friends of Ireland luncheon in Washington, DC on Thursday, Ryan made a speech in which he paid tribute to his Irish roots and toasted Ireland’s national holiday.
In a subtle yet cavalier act of diplomacy, Enda has given Paul Ryan the worst pint of Guinness imaginable https://t.co/7uq5GMkft4— Conor O'Neill (@conoraon) March 16, 2017
First Mike Pence says 'top of the morning', then Paul Ryan holds up this appalling pint, grave missteps by the US pic.twitter.com/U4ktqf0Aag— Naomi O'Leary (@NaomiOhReally) March 16, 2017
“Ireland may be a small island, but look at all she has given us. Her light floods the world,” the prominent Republican said. “To America, she is, as General Washington himself said, 'friend of my country in my country's most friendless day.’”
It looks like pint you find in the smoking area at the end of the night, its owner stumbled home long ago https://t.co/VBTtGcjrWW— BallPitWitch (@MsssWitch) March 16, 2017
However, Ryan’s words were largely forgotten as people were transfixed by just how shockingly bad his pint of Guinness looked. The tipple looked well past its peak, as if it had been sitting out, waiting for the photo-op, for a long, long time.
I would be ashamed to hold that pint of Guinness https://t.co/jbiJ2GEorF— noelle (@noelle2k10) March 16, 2017
“First Mike Pence says 'top of the morning', then Paul Ryan holds up this appalling pint, grave missteps by the US,” Irish journalist Naomi O'Leary commented on Twitter.
In typical partisan fashion, many commentators drew comparisons between Ryan’s tired pint and the freshly poured pint then-President Barack Obama enjoyed on a trip to Ireland in 2011.
The St Patrick’s Day faux pas weren’t limited to Ryan’s sad pint though – festivities in the White House saw President Trump cite a line by a Nigerian poet as his favorite “Irish proverb”.