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
During the annual Friends of Ireland luncheon in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, House Speaker Paul Ryan offered a toast to the Irish.
Raising a pint of pre-poured Guinness, Ryan said, “To what our forefathers have started and our children will continue, may the light always shine upon them. Sláinte.”
While the sentiment was lovely, no doubt, it was the beer itself that had people buzzing. And not in a good way.
As Guinness enthusiasts know, a proper pour of Guinness should always be topped with a thick, creamy foam.
Ryan’s lackluster pint was definitely not up to par. The BBC even dubbed it “the worst pint of Guinness imaginable.”
Social media users also expressed their dismay and horror at Ryan's pint:
@NaomiOhReally Fake brews!
— Terry Winchcombe (@TerryWinchcombe) March 16, 2017
— Michael Dinerstein (@loudin) March 16, 2017
— Fact Check #Apr8 (@IrelandUncut) March 16, 2017
Not sure about Pence, but Ryan has definitely given up any chances to be allowed to enter Ireland ever again... https://t.co/1oZxCU83fh
— Matteo Lanzafame (@MatteoLanzafame) March 16, 2017
Paul Ryan has brought shame upon our flag. https://t.co/ZfWNLssYx4
— southpaw (@nycsouthpaw) March 16, 2017
@NaomiOhReally Looks like he drained the swamp into that glass.
— Andy Cole (@ajcole180) March 16, 2017
@NaomiOhReally On behalf of my countrymen and women, We're sorry.
If it's any consolation, Mr Ryan's political career is likely ending soon
— Daniel Norman (@DreamingInCode) March 16, 2017
@NaomiOhReally We'd sling that straight back if we were served something as ghastly as that looks....disgusting
— polly dymock (@pollsstar) March 16, 2017
— American Putz (@american_putz) March 16, 2017
@NaomiOhReally $5 says he's trying to pass Diet Coke off as Guinness. It's a lepre-con
— Joe Hanson (@DrJoeHanson) March 16, 2017
— Tad Boomer (@tadboomer) March 16, 2017
The tremendous amount of real estate at the top of that pint, probably pulled an hour before https://t.co/WasZmlloF8
— Emily Reily (@Radiobites) March 16, 2017
@NaomiOhReally I've produced better pints of Guiness AFTER I've drunk them
— Terry Fletcher (@Agedcragrat) March 16, 2017
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