It was a lighthearted moment during Tuesday’s State of the Union speech. President Obama, while talking about getting rid of old regulations, cracked a joke over spilled milk. And some are saying it didn’t go over too well.
Here’s what he said:
We’ve already announced over 500 reforms, and just a fraction of them will save business and citizens more than $10 billion over the next five years. We got rid of one rule from 40 years ago that could have forced some dairy farmers to spend $10,000 a year proving that they could contain a spill — because milk was somehow classified as an oil. With a rule like that, I guess it was worth crying over spilled milk.
And here’s how he delivered it:
But according to the Huffington Post, “The joke wasn’t really a hit” and “the audience let out a very audible groan.” That’s true, although it did eventually break into laughing and clapping.
The best reaction, however, may belong to Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-UT). The CSPAN cameras actually caught him pretending to be a drummer and giving Obama a type of drum roll or rim shot. You can see it in the video below:
Did you think the joke was funny?