Many Germans found Kennedy's statement, "Ich bin ein Berliner,"
rather humorous, because what he said means "I am a jelly-filled donut."
A Berliner is a pastry. If he had wanted to say, "I am a Berliner,"
meaning a citizen of Berlin, he should have said, "Ich bin Berliner." A
German cartoon in the following decade, when Jimmy Carter visited Frankfurt,
spoofed Kennedy's statement by having Carter say, "Ich bin ein