it all started in 1984 when President Ronald Reagan made a joke. Not just any joke – a war joke. During the sound check for a radio broadcast, he said, “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.”
The funny thing, however, was that his feed was live and as one can imagine, Soviet officials put their military on high alert. Once the situation was in control (no nuclear war, yay), people found it way too funny to let go without making a famous day outta it.
So, on the occasion of Presidential Joke Day, we bring you some of the best presidential jokes ever cracked!
#1: Don’t we all sleep in meetings?