Ronnie loved a good joke

CALIFORNIA, AUGUST 11, 1984, 9:06 A.M.

President Ronald Reagan was about to make his weekly radio address from his vacation home near Santa Barbara.

He was doing a sound check on the mike. As was his custom, he made a joke. It became the joke heard around the world.

Reagan was quite the jokester. As a former actor, his timing in telling the joke and his delivery of the punchline were perfect. This one is a gem.


The first one even made former Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev laugh.

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