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17 Sick Presidential Burns to Steal on “National Presidential Joke Day”

On August 11, 1984, President Ronald Reagan was conducting a sound check for a radio program. "My fellow Americans,” he said, "I'm pleased to tell you today that I've signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes." The joke was on him: The microphone was live and the entire world heard his words. Thus began National Presidential Joke day. Here are more jokes by and about presidents.

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Jimmy Carter on self-esteem

Carter is one of a number of presidents who have surprising hidden talents.

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Republicans vs. Democrats

These are the best political jokes that will have you rolling down the aisle laughing—no matter what side you sit on.

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Dwight D. Eisenhower on football

According to foxsports.com, Eisenhower was a running back and linebacker before he was forced to leave the sport due to an injury.

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Michelle Obama’s favorite vegetable

Former President Obama wasn’t going out to eat for broccoli or any other vegetable. Here are the other everyday things no U.S. President is allowed to do.

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The role of presidential aides

These are the White House history facts you missed in class.

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Ronald Reagan on the ultimate politics metaphor

Don’t miss these hilarious cartoons about politics and money.

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Calvin Coolidge on reticence

Here are empowering quotes from women in politics.

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The trouble with democracy

Here are inspiring quotes about democracy.

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Meet Ape Lincoln!

These are the animals who ran for political office.

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John Adams on congress

There are 435 members of Congress in the U.S.

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George W. Bush’s humility

These are the presidents with the highest IQ scores.

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Bill CIinton on the White House

Next, check out the astonishing facts you never knew about U.S. presidents.

Originally Published in Reader's Digest