Hey, Mitt Romney Cracked a Good Joke

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As the Republican presidential candidate in 2012, Mitt Romney was robotic, wooden, buttoned-up, stiff—take your pick of adjective.

But despite the public perception, Romney does have a lighter side—see the Netflix documentary Mitt for proof—and he can actually be pretty funny, as he proved again on Sunday at a campaign event for Iowa Republican Senate candidate Joni Ernst.

Romney’s actually-quite-decent joke, which came at the expense of his former adversary President Barack Obama, is related below. You can also watch it above, courtesy of conservative outlet the Washington Free Beacon.

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 well 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. They 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 a 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.’

For those of you that appreciate Romney’s humor, or more likely still aren’t quite convinced that he can be funny, read this piece by the Atlantic‘s Molly Ball or check out this BuzzFeed listicle.

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