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On Presidents Day, here are some of the best presidential zingers

On Presidents Day, here are some of the best presidential zingers

Many are scripted, lots are self-deprecating, some are off the cuff.

They’ve been delivered at news conferences, dinner parties and — in one case — from a hospital gurney. Jokes, it seems, are vital to a presidency.

So this Presidents Day, pause to ask not what your president can do for you, but whether he can tell a joke. Here’s a look at some of the best presidential zingers.

“I hope you're all Republicans.”

Ronald Reagan, looking up at his physicians after being shot by a would-be assassin in 1981

“I am sure you have all noticed that the White House is getting a new coat of paint. The...

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