CNN's most famous and beloved election analyst John King delighted his Irish audience by engaging in some online banter with Irish language television channel TG4.
King, who has strong Irish roots, responded to a PhotoShopped image on the TG4 Twitter account on Saturday evening that placed the CNN news anchor in front of an Irish language weather forecast for Leinster, Munster, Connacht, and Ulster.
The image was posted alongside the caption "Níl soicind ag @JohnKingCNN" (John King doesn't have a second) and King responded to the tweet with a mock weather forecast.
"The 10-day forecast includes sun. promise. (ok, hope ....)" King wrote on Twitter, earning adoration from his growing Irish audience.
the 10-day forecast includes sun. promise. (ok, hope ....) https://t.co/oedHU9yKBn— John King (@JohnKingCNN) November 14, 2020
TG4 then invited King to visit their studios if he ever decided to visit his ancestral home in Galway.
King has since appeared on the popular RTÉ Radio One Sunday show "Miriam" and told host Miriam O'Callaghan that he plans to visit Ireland as soon as it is possible.
King, whose paternal grandfather was born in Doonloughan, County Galway, and King told O'Callaghan that his cousin Jackie Kenny has a pint waiting for him at Keogh's pub in Connemara.
"I am 100% Irish - well, Irish American - and I grew up in the Irish Catholic neighborhood of Dorchester in Boston," he told Miriam O'Callaghan.
King said that fellow Irish-American Joe Biden's election win will be good news for Ireland.
"I am certain it will. There is no question that when it comes to Europe, [the Irish] are going to get more attention - Ireland can feel very happy," King said of Biden's election victory.
The CNN election analyst received widespread adulation for his "magic wall" during the 2020 presidential election, which kept viewers up-to-date to the very last detail about developments all over the country.
He told O'Callaghan that he had been functioning on between two and three hours of sleep each night over the last two weeks but that he was flattered to see his coverage make an impact around the world.
"It is an honor that people found the Magic Wall helpful. I feel privileged and grateful for the responsibility of explaining the results."