10 Funny Quotes from US Presidents

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It’s hard to imagine a more serious job than the “Leader of the Free World”, but even Commanders in Chief need to turn a phrase or crack a joke now and then. From poking fun at themselves to tongue-in-cheek misspoken comments, here are some of the most humorous utterances from US Presidents.

  1. “I am not the kind of person who would say bad things about a dead person, unless it was deserved.” – Theodore Roosevelt
  2. “I have left orders to be awakened at any time in case of national emergency, even if I’m in a Cabinet meeting.” – Ronald Reagan
  3. “I have opinions of my own — strong opinions — but I don’t always agree with them.” – George H.W. Bush
  4. “The government is like a baby’s alimentary canal, with a happy appetite at one end and no responsibility at the other.” – Ronald Reagan
  5. “I am not a member of any organized political party. I am a Democrat.” – Will Rogers (though often attributed to Harry Truman)
  6. “I’m the only person I know that’s lost a quarter of a billion dollars in one year…. It’s very character-building.” – Donald Trump
  7. “My fellow Americans, I am pleased to tell you I just signed legislation which outlaws Russia forever. The bombing begins in five minutes.” – Ronald Reagan, during a soundcheck for a radio address
  8. “I have often wanted to drown my troubles, but I can’t get my wife to go swimming.” – Jimmy Carter
  9. “I never did give anybody hell. I just told the truth, and they thought it was hell.” – Harry S. Truman
  10. “I love California, I practically grew up in Phoenix.” – Ronald Reagan

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