Ronald Reagan’s Reaction To A Balloon Popping Two Months After Getting Shot [Video]
While President Ronald Reagan was giving a speech in West Berlin a mere two months after having been shot during an assassination attempt, a balloon popped very loudly.
I'll be honest, when I first read the headline for this video, I was sure his reaction would have been a complete freak out. Possibly hiding under the podium, or worse. Turns out, Ronald Reagan was kind of a bad ass.
Either Reagan didn't fear death, was waiting to see if he felt the "bullet" to respond, or he knew exactly what it was. Nonetheless, he didn't even flinch before quickly responding with one of the best comebacks to something like that that you'll ever hear.
I'm not sure I've heard any other president have quite that quick of wit in such a circumstance.