The only good thing to come from the US Capitol storming is Irish twitter’s reaction to CNN’s Donie O’Sullivan
07th Jan 2021
Kerry native Donie O’Sullivan made his CNN international debut last night and Irish twitter can’t get enough.
Kerryman Donie O’Sullivan went viral on twitter last night as he covered the takeover of Capitol Hill by Trump supporters.
The CNN correspondent was immediately recognised in the Irish twitter sphere and the social reaction has been a hilarious respite from the seriousness of the situation.
While many condoned Donie’s excellent reporting, many more were just happy to see him on the American telly.
— Conor Wilson (@ConorWilson) January 6, 2021
One tweet read, “All the other CNN correspondents can’t believe this stuff and are freaking out but Donie O’Sullivan is strolling around like he’s seen far worse coming out of a Carlow nightclub. #donie”
All the other CNN correspondents can’t believe this stuff and are freaking out but Donie O’Sullivan is strolling around like he’s seen far worse coming out of a Carlow nightclub #donie
— Declan Lawn (@DecLawn) January 6, 2021
CNN's Donie O'Sullivan strolling thru the rioters with the confidence of a man rared on batter burgers and black pudding knowing full well he could knock out at least 3 of them before he's overpowered
— Jamie (@FCTwenteBenson) January 6, 2021
Newstalk’s Gavan Reilly reacted by sharing a photo of the reporter with the caption: “There’s @donie now, stifling the urge to shout ‘Kerry For Sam’ to a global audience.”
— Gavan Reilly (@gavreilly) January 6, 2021
People quickly jumped on the thread celebrating Donie’s debut with brilliant one-liners.
Has Donie tried shouting "Are ye right there folks?"
— aidan o'hara (@oharaa) January 6, 2021
— Gavin Boyce (@gavinboyce) January 6, 2021
CNN: “We’re now going to go to Donie O’Sullivan whose on the ground for us”
— Sinead Farrelly (@sinead_farrelly) January 6, 2021
Entrepreneur Harry McCann captured it best with his tweet saying, “American democracy is crumbling right in front of our eyes…
“*Irish Twitter: Always nice to see an Irish man, from Kerry nonetheless, doing well!”
American democracy is crumbling right in front of our eyes…
*Irish Twitter: Always nice to see an Irish man, from Kerry nonetheless, doing well!
— Harry McCann (@TheHarryMcC) January 6, 2021
Even CNN’s John King got on board, recognising the love for the Kerry native. He retweeted a comment condoning his replacement in Irish hearts.
— John King (@JohnKingCNN) January 6, 2021
Donie was overwhelmed by the massive reaction and thanked his newly found fans.
“Overwhelmed by all the love from Ireland tonight,” he said.
Overwhelmed by all the love from Ireland tonight. ?? ?? https://t.co/rKCksNFxkk
— Donie O'Sullivan (@donie) January 7, 2021
He’ll definitely be one to watch as things continue to brew in DC. At least we can count on a bit of craic to guide us through.
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