Yesterday I came across a video I had never seen before:
Reagan reacting to a balloon popping two months after being shot. (30 sec. Youtube video)
It’s rather impressive on first viewing. He doesn’t even flinch and also tosses off a one-liner with perfect timing. Or so it seemed. I Googled around and came across another video:
Ronald Reagan “Missed Me” (12 sec. Youtube video)
Hmmm. Half the click bait Youtube videos floating around these days are staged. You expect them to be staged.
If Reagan and his team were pulling off a little razzle-dazzle back in the day, I have to say I’m kind of impressed. There are several anecdotal accounts around the web of this same thing happening at other events. If that first video really was two months after he was shot, it’s hard to believe he wouldn’t react physically at all. But who knows?
Real or bamboozle?