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Obama Drops Instantly Legendary Ad-Libbed Burn on Republicans During State of the Union

You heard him.

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Here’s how one of the concluding sections of President Obama’s State of the Union on Tuesday night was supposed to go:


But what actually happened was that after “I have no more campaigns to run” Republicans started clapping derisively. And Obama responded with an ad-lib that will likely go down in State of the Union history.

“I know, because I won both of them.”

Dang. Dang, Obama.

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