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Saturday, 18 October 2014

Obama's Credit Card Declined after Eating at a Fancy Restaurant

In a world where Heads of states and governments are seen by many as Super Humans, gloriously wealthy and having everything at their beck and call, especially in less advanced countries, the American people are letting us know that their democratic system and institutions are so matured that their President is just like any American.

Speaking to workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington on Friday, President Barack Obama recalled a moment last month when, at the end of a dinner out in New York City, his credit card was declined.

"I guess I don't use it enough, so they thought there was some fraud going on," he said. "Luckily, Michelle had hers. I was trying to explain to the waitress that I've really been paying my bills."

The President and first lady dined at Estela in downtown Manhattan during Obama's stay in New York for the annual United Nations General Assembly session in September.

Based on a photo of their kitchen order that the restaurant posted online, we know the Obamas dined on burrata with salsa verde and charred bread, and an endive salad with walnuts and anchovies.

The restaurant is run by a former staffer at Blue Hill at Stone Barns, a farm-to-table mecca in the Hudson Valley where the Obama family attended the wedding of their personal chef this summer.

Obama was at the financial agency Friday to sign an executive order bolstering security measures for government credit cards.
Source: CNN

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