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Biden, during a speech in Ireland, invited the audience to lick the world.

Biden, during a speech in Ireland, invited the audience to lick the world.

US President Joe Biden, speaking at a gala dinner in Ireland, unexpectedly proposed “licking the world.” The event was broadcast on the White House YouTube channel.

“So thank you all. God bless you. And let’s … Let’s lick the world. Let’s do it,” the American leader said.


Biden has been visiting the UK and Ireland since April 11. During this time, he managed to mark several missteps. Thus, the US President showed disrespect to British Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, in fact brushing him off when meeting at a military airfield near Belfast; during a speech at the University of Ulster, he asked an invisible interlocutor not to jump behind him; could not answer a child’s simple question. In Dublin, he needed a cheat sheet to sign a guest book at the residence of the President of Ireland, and in Dundalk, where Biden visited a pub, he confused the popular name of the New Zealand rugby team with the name of the British paramilitary organization that fought against Irish independence.