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“My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” — Ronald Reagan, August 11, 1984
August Eleventh. It is a day in history that should be remembered. The day that Ronald Reagan outlawed Russia. Joking around while doing a soundcheck, Reagan freestyled something that was based on his intended speech of the day:
“My fellow Americans: I’m pleased to tell you that today I signed legislation that will allow student religious groups to begin enjoying a right they’ve too long been denied—the freedom to meet in public high schools during nonschool hours, just as other student groups are allowed to do.”
I always preferred the joke. But the press went wild with it, saying it was proof he should not be re-elected. Of course.
Do you remember that day?
Do you remember any other good jokes pulled by Presidents?Published in