Ronald Reagan’s 31 Most YOLO Moments

“Before I refuse to take your questions, I have an opening statement.”

Ronald Reagan was the presidential master of YOLO.

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31. Like that time he thought about hunting out the window of Air Force One.

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30. When he let himself be photobombed epically by a 6-year-old.

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29. That time he was a Dapper Dan Man.

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28. When he had popcorn poured on his head.

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27. When Reagan embraced the YOLO with a “Just Say NO” mask in the Oval Office.

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26. When he enthusiastically met this stoned bird.

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25. When he BOLO YOLO’d on his lake.

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24. When he exchanged fancy gifts with Elton John.

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23. When he wore sweatpants with a tie on Air Force One.

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22. When he punched Mohammed Ali.

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21. When he YOLO’d his dog while Marines stood guard.

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But the dogs got revenge.

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“I sit on you, Mr. President.”

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20. When he got macked on by Miss Universe AND Miss USA.

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He also macked Minnie a bit.

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19. When he cut in on Frank Sinatra.

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18. When Reagan proved he was Iron Man.

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And tried out for the Olympics at age 82.

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17. When he gave Duckface to Patrick Ewing.

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Kareem Abdul Jabbar DID NOT get the same treatment.

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16. When he got super pissed at Bob Hope.

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15. When he balled with the Clintons.

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14. When he played hockey in THE SUMMER.

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13. When he dressed up as Santa.

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Nancy has been YOLO’d.

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12. When he let a leprechaun serenade him in the cabinet room.

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11. When he stared at Johnny Depp’s earring.

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10. When he shook the trunk of a baby elephant.

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And the hand of a terrified Russian boy.

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9. When he rode horses with the queen.

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8. When he said “I hope you’re all Republicans” to surgeons as he entered the operating room following a 1981 assassination attempt.

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But he still met with his cabinet in the hospital, YOLO style.

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7. When he nailed Ricky Sanders of the Redskins with this pass.

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6. When he demanded Jelly Bellies everywhere he went.

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5. When he met the biggest pig in Iowa.

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4. When he begged his cabinet to stay awake.

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3. When he drove in this car through a river.

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2. That time he YOLO’d a cardboard version of himself.

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1. When Reagan joked during a mic check before his Saturday radio broadcast: “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to announce that I’ve signed legislation outlawing the Soviet Union. We begin bombing in five minutes.”

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All photos Courtesy of Ronald Reagan Library Archive

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