Happy Presidents Day: Hilariously Un-Presidential Quotes from Commanders-in-Chief

Presidents Day is a time of solemn reflection on our nation’s highest elected office.  It’s also a great opportunity to marvel at past presidents’ funniest off-the-cuff remarks

Ronald Reagan – “My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.”   (His microphone was on.) making an off camera joke.

John F. Kennedy -“If I don’t have a woman for three days, I get terrible headaches.”

Abraham Lincoln – “If this is coffee, please bring me some tea; but if this is tea, please bring me some coffee.”

Richard Nixon –“You don’t know how to lie. If you can’t lie, you’ll never go anywhere.”

Bill Clinton –“I don’t know whether it’s the finest public housing in America or the crown jewel of the American penal system.”

Theodore Roosevelt –“When they call the roll in the Senate, the senators do not know whether to answer ‘present’ or ‘not guilty.”

Franklin Delano Roosevelt – He once asked where his wife Eleanor was. (She was visiting a penitentiary.) Told, “She’s in prison,” he responded “I’m not surprised. But what for?”

John Adams –“No man who ever held the office of president would congratulate a friend on obtaining it.”

Harry S. Truman –“If you want a friend in Washington, get a dog.”

Jimmy Carter – “I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can’t get my wife to go swimming.”

Herbert Hoover – “Blessed are the young, for they will inherit the national debt.”

Funny Presidential Quotes: People.com

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