Guys but Steve finding out there was an Irish Catholic president.
Like he finds out the current president is a black man first and is like “Wow that’s great. What progress. What a great country we live in. Wow. I’m humbled I get to see this. Wow.”
And then like 2 weeks later he’s sitting around reading up on his history on his fancy starkpad thing and he gets to Kennedy and is like “WAIT ARE YOU KIDDING ME. ARE YOU KIDDING ME.” and he calls up all 3 people he knows which at this point is like Stark and Natasha and Clint (sorry Sam don’t worry he’ll mention this once you two know each other and you’ll get to see exactly how white your new best bro is and shake your head sadly) and he’s like “DID YOU HEAR???? DID YOU KNOW THIS???? WAS IT??? WAS IT OKAY???”
and Stark is like “spoiler alert: shot in the head.” and Steve is like DDDD:
And Natasha tells him to look up the campaign stuff and that it WAS an issue and people DID ask him point-blank if he’d be loyal to the Vatican or to his country first [“who asked him that.” “Some reporter.” “What’s their name I’m going to talk to them.” “Steve they’re probably dead.” “… Right.”] and Clint is like “What’s happening? You’re Irish? Hey, wanna hit me up for Pattie’s Day this year? I bet you’d be a riot.” “No I looked it up already and they don’t let gays march in their parade and that’s not very Christianly of them.” “…and by ‘riot’ I meant wet blanket.”
And like, Steve KNOWS it’s not as impressive as, hello, black president. And he knows there still hasn’t been a lady president (he checked really quick, skipping ahead in his histories, because hELLO if an IRISH CATHOLIC could be president ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE???) but he’s like. Completely blown away. But settles down after a while and reminds himself that the Irish today AREN’T treated like the Irish back then, and neither are the Catholics, it’s not like he’s black or Muslim or hell even a woman. But still. Still. Wow.
(And the he does meet Sam and they become buddies and they’re hanging out drinking some beer and watching the history channel when Kennedy pops up. And Steve gets all excited and turns to Sam and explains: “There was an Irish Catholic president!!! Can you believe it!!!!” and Sam looks at him like “this white boy right here is actually for real what am I going to do with this why did I get suckered into friendship with him.” and Sam is like “…yes. I was aware. … They told you who the president is right now, right?” and Steve blushes red because IRISH SKIN and is like “right, yeah, I mean. Of course that’s… That’s very…” and closes his mouth and turns back to the TV because he knows he will only make this worse. And Sam snorts into his beer and tries not to laugh while Steve’s ears turn red.)