Friday's HOT MIC
How's this for crazy? Three of America's last four presidents were born in the same year — in August, July, and June. As Michael Barone notes in National Review:
Now we’ve had three presidents who were born in calendar year 1946: Bill Clinton (in August), George W. Bush (in July) and Donald Trump (in June). Note that all three were born just a little more than nine months after V-J Day. (For younger readers, that was the end of World War II.)
The U.S. Census Bureau considers 1946 to be the first year of the Baby Boom, a remarkable and unpredicted sudden surge in births in the United States and numerous other countries. It continued until 1964, which means Barack Obama, who was born in 1961, is also a part of the Baby Boom generation.
It's official: 1992 to 2020 (or 2024?) is the reign of the Baby Boomers, for good or ill. And with every election, chances of another president born in 1946 decrease.