• On his 2nd day in office, George H.W. Bush told the CIA he wanted more jokes in his secret intelligence briefings

    8 days ago - By Business Insider

    President George H.W. Bush took office in the waning days of the Cold War.
    Even during those heady days, his sense of humor shown through, like when he asked the CIA to make its briefings funnier.
    Bush's jokes and humor were widely recounted in the days after his death in November 2018.
    President George H.W. Bush occupied the White House during tumultuous times, conducting military operations in Panama and the Persian Gulf and grappling with the dissolution of the Soviet Union in just four years.
    But that doesn't mean we can't have a little fun, he told the CIA officers tasked with...
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