Nobody wanted this, Nancy. Nobody.
According to Fox News, “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,” Pelosi read at the Friends of Ireland luncheon to folks who were just trying to eat lunch in peace. Pelosi stressed that Bono has “been a very Irish part of our lives.”
Pelosi got some heat on Twitter for, perhaps, the most cringey video of the year.
Watch the video and read some of the reactions below:
Pelosi reads her aforementioned poem from Bono:
"Ireland's sorrow and pain
Is now the Ukraine
And Saint Patrick's name now Zelenskyy." pic.twitter.com/AEhD5REwZZ
— Greg Price (@greg_price11) March 17, 2022
I need a Guinness to wash down the cringe https://t.co/TiJVwwc7ts
— Chuck Ross (@ChuckRossDC) March 17, 2022
Is this a prank? Did someone pretend to be Bono and sent her this?
— Ben Domenech (@bdomenech) March 17, 2022
Nancy Pelosi introducing this poem: “Bono has been a very Irish part of our lives.”
Extraordinary levels of Irish cringe.
This poem brought the snakes back. https://t.co/hEJNtpxegu
— Liam Stack (@liamstack) March 17, 2022
[h/t Fox News]