comScore

The White House Celebrates April Fools’ Day with Facial Hair

If you woke up this morning wondering if everyone would be making lame jokes, the answer is yes. God yes. And the White House got in on the action today with beards. Yes, literal beards. And it’s not just the picture here of the White House with a Mr. T beard, no, the White House actually went all-out for this one.

They announced the President’s Council on Beards, made up of the best and brightest of Hairy-Americans, which will promote healthy living, honor our nation’s history, and do things with beards, presumably. There are some callbacks to that time Jay Carney had a beard and everyone went bananas, and that time when President Obama actually became a Funny or Die star.

Hence this chart:

Fun fact: Benjamin Harrison was the last president we ever had to sport a proper beard.


[photo via screengrab]

— —

Follow Josh Feldman on Twitter: @feldmaniac

Have a tip we should know? tips@mediaite.com

Filed Under:
  1. Mediaite
  2. The Mary Sue
  3. RunwayRiot
  4. Law & Crime
  5. SportsGrid
  6. AmboTV
  7. Gossip Cop