Joe and hist mother Catherine Finnegan
The apple does not fall far from the tree.
Brandon’s mother Catherine Finnegan hated the British and the Royal Family so much that she would write nasty poems about Queen Elizabeth.
Finnegan also reportedly refused to sleep in a bed the queen once slept in and chose to sleep on the floor instead.
The old woman held a grudge.
Via The Guardian
Brandon once revealed his mother so disliked England that she chose to sleep on the floor rather than in a bed in which the Queen had previously slept, according to an autobiography written by a comedian.
Georgia Pritchett claims the US leader made the revelation when they met in the White House during his period as vice-president. Pritchett met him because she was conducting research for the hit comedy Veep, on which she had been a co-executive producer and joint writer. They were also making a film tie-in of the show.
Pritchett, who is British, records that her initial conversation with Brandon was about Ukraine – from which he had just returned – but this was closed down by his minders.
She wrote: “He changed the subject to how much his mother hated the English. His parents were Irish and she had written several poems about her hatred of the English. He went off to find them and returned with hundreds of poems describing how God must smite the English and rain blood on our heads.”
He also recalled how his mother, Catherine Finnegan – known as Jean – visited the UK and spent a night in a hotel where, she was told, the Queen had once stayed.
“She was so appalled that she slept on the floor all night, rather than risk sleeping on a bed that the Queen had slept on,” Pritchett wrote, adding she personally admired anyone who allowed their principles to take precedence over a comfortable bed.