James Brown: Reagan ‘The Most Intelligent President We’ve Ever Had’

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The godfather of soul, it turns out, was a Ronald Reagan fan.

In a 1984 interview with Rocci Fisch for ABC News Radio, the late James Brown called the then-president ”a man of conviction” and “the most intelligent, most well-coordinated president we’ve ever had.”

The interview, recently animated and re-released by Blank on Blank, a multimedia non-profit organization run by PBS, contains more than five minutes of Brown spewing fragments of wit and wisdom, as well as Fisch’s memories of meeting the R&B legend while he had his hair styled in Washington D.C. before a tribute concert.

Calling himself neither Republican nor Democrat but rather “A man…a humanitarian,” Brown responded with immediate praise when asked, “What do you think of Reagan?”

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