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Ronald Reagan
Character information
Birth name Ronald Wilson Reagan
Nickname(s) Ronnie
The Jelly Bean Man
The Great Communicator
The Gipper
Ronald the Right
The Teflon President
Born February 6, 1911
Tampico, Illinois
Died June 5, 2004 (aged 93)
Bel Air, California
Physical description
Hair Black (later gray)
Eyes Blue
Based on
Ronald Reagan Based On.jpeg
Rap battle information
Appeared in Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton (scrapped)
Vs Donald Trump (scrapped)
Hillary Clinton (scrapped)
Abe Lincoln (scrapped)
Release date October 26, 2016
Official vote(s) N/A
Location(s) N/A
Cameo information
Ronald Reagan Cameo Hand.png
Appeared in Rasputin vs Stalin
During Mikhail Gorbachev's verse
Location(s) Bolt-shaped neon signs

Mr. Trump, tear down this wall!
— Ronald Reagan

Ronald Reagan was set to battle Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton, and Abe Lincoln in Donald Trump vs Hillary Clinton; however, the idea was scrapped. It is unknown by whom he would have been portrayed. His hand also made a cameo appearance in Rasputin vs Stalin. It is also unknown by whom he was portrayed in this battle.

Information on the rapper

Ronald Wilson Reagan was born on February 6th, 1911, in Tampico, Illinois. He was an American politician and actor who served as the 40th President of the United States from 1981 to 1989. Prior to his presidency, he was the 33rd Governor of California from 1967 to 1975, following a career as a Hollywood actor and union leader. He was unsuccessful in both the 1968 and 1976 elections, losing the Republican nomination to Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford respectively; however, he would go on to defeat incumbent President Jimmy Carter in a landslide in the 1980 election. The 69-year old Reagan was at the time the oldest man to be elected President, however his record was beaten first by Donald Trump (aged 70) in 2016, and Joe Biden (aged 78) in 2020. Reagan's victory in 1980 was one of the events that marked a conservative shift in English-speaking countries during the 1980s, besides the elections of British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher in 1979 and Canadian Prime Minister Brian Mulroney in 1984.

Entering the presidency in 1981, Reagan implemented sweeping new political and economic initiatives. His supply-side economic policies, dubbed "trickle-down economics" or "Reaganomics," advocated tax rate reduction to spur economic growth, control of the money supply to curb inflation, economic deregulation, and reduction in government spending. In his first term, he survived an assassination attempt, escalated the War on Drugs, and fought public-sector labor. He was easily re-elected in 1984 over Carter's former Vice President, Walter Mondale; Reagan won every state except for the District of Columbia and Mondale's home state of Minnesota. Over his two terms, his economic policies saw a reduction of inflation from 12.5% to 4.4%, and an average annual growth of real GDP of 3.4%. Publicly describing the Soviet Union as an "evil empire," he transitioned Cold War policy from détente to rollback by escalating an arms race with the USSR while engaging in talks with Soviet General Secretary Mikhail Gorbachev, which culminated in the INF Treaty, shrinking both countries' nuclear arsenals. During his famous speech at the Brandenburg Gate, Reagan challenged Gorbachev to "tear down this wall!" In 1989, after eight years as President, Reagan handed the job to his Vice President, George H.W. Bush. Five months after the end of his term, the Berlin Wall fell, and on December 26th, 1991, nearly three years after he left office, the Soviet Union collapsed. The land that was once the Soviet Union is now 15 separate countries, including the Russian Federation.

Reagan died of pneumonia and Alzheimer’s disease at the age of 93 on June 5th, 2004, in Bel Air, California. At the time, he was the oldest living president, a record that was passed on to Gerald Ford after his death (Ford died two years later of heart disease, also at 93, passing the record first to Bush, who died in 2018 at of Parkinson’s disease at 94; and then to the current holder, Jimmy Carter, who is 97). An icon among Republicans, he ranks favorably in public and critical opinion of U.S. presidents, and his tenure constituted a realignment toward conservative policies in the United States.

Appearance in the rap battle (cameo)

Reagan's arm made a minor appearance during the line in Mikhail Gorbachev's verse, "Shook hands with both Ronalds: Reagan and McDonald's, no doubt!"


Mr. Trump, tear down this wall!

Let me give you an actual lesson in capitalism

You compassionate ridden nationalist chicken

On your hat, it is written what I had envisioned!

You turned the G.O.P. into a Grandad's Old Party!

What resembles a republic in this Republican?

You're no champion of women's rights when your foundation is made for and paid for

By nations that suppress gays and women just for the sake of hatred!

And you silence the ones who dissent

There's a list of women who still lament

From being trapped in your husband's bed

And you couldn't care less!

You'll use executive orders to have our amendments killed

Since you're not for free speech when you gotta pay the Bill!

So, to make my choice, I'll flip a coin, and no matter if tails or heads

Two of the wealthiest Americans still won't make any cents!


  • Reagan would have been the seventh U.S. President to appear in a battle if he had not been scrapped, not counting his cameo appearance in Rasputin vs Stalin.
  • If his cameo appearance is counted, he would have been the third cameo to return later as a rapper, after George Washington and Socrates.