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Mitt Romney's Bank Joke About Obama


Viral iRumor that former GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney told a joke about Barack Obama walking into a bank without identification to cash a check. The joke poked fun at the President's incompetency. Determination: Real

This took place on October 12, 2014 while Mitt Romney was speaking at a campaign rally in Iowa for Republican senate candidate Joni Ernst when he shared the joke with the audience. The Christian Science Monitor reported it the following day and transcribed the joke for readers:

President Obama went to the bank to cash a check and he didn't have his ID.
And the teller said, 'You've got to prove who you are.' He said, 'How should I do that?'
She said, 'the other day Phil Mickelson came in, he didn't have his ID but he set up a little cup on the ground, took a golf ball, putted it right into that cup so they knew it was Phil Mickelson. We cashed his check.
And then Andre Agassi came in. And Andre Agassi didn't have his ID either. He put a little target on the wall, took a tennis ball and racquet hit it onto that target time and again. We knew that was Andre Agassi so we cashed his check.
And she said to him, 'Is there anything you can do to prove who you are?' And [Obama] said, 'I don't have a clue.'
And she said, 'Well, Mr. President, do you want your money in small bills or large bills?'


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Posted 11/14/14

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