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During a sound check before his weekly National Public Radio address on August 11, 1984, President Ronald Reagan joked:

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

It wasn’t broadcast on air but later leaked to the public, prompting a stern response from the Soviet Union, via their news agency, Tass:

"Tass is authorized to state that the Soviet Union deplores the U.S. president’s invective, unprecedentedly hostile toward the U.S.S.R. and dangerous toward the course of peace."

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    Ronald Reagan at I again. He was one heck of a president.
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    I feel a close, personal bond with Ron right about now. Lmao.
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