Ah the life of a President- not really being able to say what you want to say. A few weeks ago President Obama came under fire for not realizing his mic was on and saying what he really wanted to say. The gaffe happened while talking to Russian President, “Give me space. This is my last election. After my election, I have more flexibility” in regards to nuclear missile defense. While the President came under fire for his comments, the media realized he was certainly not the first president to turn off the mic, when saying what they really want to say.
Another comment that people are seeming to recall now is when, President Obama called Kanye West, “talented, but a Jackass” during what he thought was an off-the-record moment of CNBC.
As if being forced to resign from the highest office in the country was not embarrassing enough, Richard Nixon had to worry about being caught picking his nose on camera.
President Richard Nixon was caught on tape saying, “I’m afraid he’ll catch me picking my nose” in reference to White House photographer, Ollie Atkins.
The always adorable Regan made a joke that was leaked, and the then- USSR did not appreciate during a mic check. He said, “”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.”
George W. Bush has also voiced frustrations during his 2000 campaign, calling a New York Times Reporter, “major league asshole.”