8 Times Politicians Forgot Their Mics Were On

Yep, we could hear that.

Hot ones with the mic

3 world leaders talking about Trump behind his back

World leaders congregated in London for a NATO anniversary celebration, and Justin Trudeau of Canada, Emmanuel Macron of France, and Boris Johnson of England appeared to mock the president in a video shot during a reception at Buckingham Palace. Though Trump isn’t mentioned by name, it’s obvious that the president — who spoke to reporters for over two hours earlier in the day — was the focus of the conversation.

Rep. Ike Skelton wasting no words

Rep. Ike Skelton apologized to Rep. Todd Akin for an R-rated barb over hate crimes legislation. With the microphone still on, Skelton – a Democrat from Missouri – muttered: “So stick that up your a—.”

Biden's excitement when Obamacare passed

President Obama signed the often-threatened Affordable Care Act before a crowd in the jam-packed East Room of the White House. It was the signature legislative moment of his presidency, underscored by then-Vice President Biden, who whispered into the president's ear that it was a "big f deal." The mic picked up the remark, which created quite a stir.

Reagan joking about bombing Russia

The president was asked by the “pool” National Public Radio engineers to make a pre-broadcast mic check. He obliged, declaring, “My fellow Americans, I’m pleased to tell you today that I’ve signed legislation that will outlaw Russia forever. We begin bombing in five minutes.” News of his offhand remark soon leaked to the media, turning what Reagan believed to be a harmless private quip into an international embarrassment

Obama's reaction to Kanye West's VMA interruption

President Barack Obama had an opinion on the matter, calling the rapper a "jackass" during a CNBC interview. Audio of Obama's comment, which came after the president was asked of his opinion of West's mean-girl antics, was released by TMZ just a few days after the VMA scandal. "I thought that was really inappropriate," Obama said. "He's a jackass."

Bush dissing a New York Times reporter

President Bush once referred to a reporter as a "major league … Adam Clymer, major-league asshole from The New York Times.” Cheney, also unaware the microphones were turned on, agreed, saying, “Oh yeah, he is, big time.”

Senators Mitch McConnell and Rand Paul discussing Republican strategy

After a CNN news hit, Paul came over to a “wired up” McConnell, who was sitting in front of a camera for his own interview. During the brief exchange, Paul suggested that Republicans would sound more reasonable if they struck a conciliatory tone on government funding than Democrats, who maintain that they won’t alter Obamacare as a condition of reopening the government.

Sen. Susan Collins dissing Texas Rep. Blake Farenthold

Republican Sen. Susan Collins of Maine shared how she really feels about Rep. Blake Farenthold. Her comments about the Texas Republican were picked up by a hot microphone and posted to the official Senate website. "He's huge," she said following a subcommittee meeting Tuesday morning. "He's so unattractive. It's unbelievable."


12/05/2019 10:58 PM


  • Riyan A.
    04/03/2020 18:36


  • Lenis B.
    12/26/2019 14:45

    That’s what you call jealousy, They can’t hold our president a light to go by.

  • Vince S.
    12/24/2019 21:14

    World leaders? Pretty sure President Trump was the only real leader to show up!! Trump 2020!!!

  • Michael M.
    12/21/2019 17:08

    Flush the turd nov3rd

  • Beau S.
    12/19/2019 23:33

    Think about it, it says a lot more about them than it does Trump

  • Steve M.
    12/19/2019 20:04

    hey... pretty canada boy:

  • Jennie G.
    12/18/2019 19:18

    Oh he must make his grand entrance! He is a fool.

  • David W.
    12/18/2019 12:21

    Politicians at their finest! LOL

  • Kevin A.
    12/16/2019 17:49

    All countries laughs at trump!

  • Jon R.
    12/15/2019 01:11

    snickering behind someone's back is so brave

  • Blackie X.
    12/10/2019 15:44

    Trump is upset ...🤣😂

  • Stevo R.
    12/08/2019 23:47

    #3 "this is big ______ deal" what he said? Please.

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    12/08/2019 11:40

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  • Shaik M.
    12/08/2019 09:03

    1st comment 😂

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    12/06/2019 10:14

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    12/06/2019 07:05

    He’s the best!!!

  • Anne L.
    12/06/2019 05:49

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  • Bola M.
    12/05/2019 23:39

    It was more than three world leaders Brut. get it right people lol 😂

  • Brut
    12/05/2019 22:48

    The French president... the Japanese PM... literally everyone… When President Trump attends a summit, you can count on him to zero in on a specific target.

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