The Washington Post published a list of the single best jokes told by every president of the United States. Beginning with the modern leaders, the majority of the jokes are Grade A lame-dad quips.
Barack Obama, at the 2012 White House correspondents' dinner
"I have a lot more material prepared, but I have to get the Secret Service home in time for their new curfew."
George H.W. Bush, at the 1989 Gridiron Club dinner
"People say I'm indecisive, but I don't know about that."
Ronald Reagan, to protesters at UCLA
"'Make love, not war'? By the looks of you, you don't look like you could do much of either."
Lyndon Johnson, on Ford
"So dumb he can't fart and chew gum at the same time."
For many of the nation's first presidents, their best jokes were less joke and more insult or, in Andrew Jack's case, death threat.
"John Calhoun, if you secede from my nation I will secede your head from the rest of your body."
John Quincy Adams, on Jackson
"A barbarian who cannot write a sentence of grammar and can hardly spell his own name."
James Monroe, to Alexander Hamilton
"You are a scoundrel."
Thomas Jefferson, on John Adams
"He is as disinterested as the being who made him."
John Adams, on Alexander Hamilton
"That bastard brat of a Scottish peddler!"
Finally, we come to George Washington, who — the great rock, flag, and eagle — was apparently incapable of delivering a joke, opting for an inspiring declaration of patriotism instead.
George Washington, in a 1788 letter congratulating the Marquis de Chastellux on his recent marriage
"Now you are well served for coming to fight in favour of the American Rebels, all the way across the Atlantic Ocean, by catching that terrible Contagion - domestic felicity - which like the small pox or the plague, a man can have only once in his life: because it commonly lasts him (at least with us in America - I don't know how you manage these matters in France) for his whole life time."
Head over to The Washington Post to read the rest of the jokes.