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1984: Reagan and the joke about bombing Russia……

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On this day in 1984, President Reagan was testing his microphone for a Saturday radio speech and said this:   

“My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.”    

The reaction was predictable.   The Democrats thought that it was so “un-presidential”.    (Where have we heard that before?)

We thought that it was funny!  

In the end, the missiles were not fired and President Reagan carried 49 states in November.

Written by scantojr

August 11, 2017 at 12:30 pm