President Obama made a pretty stunning admission today while speaking to workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau: His credit card was rejected at a New York City restaurant last month when he was there for the United Nations General Assembly.
You’re probably thinking, “why would a president even need to use his credit card? He’s the freaking president!” Me too, but here goes.
The president was signing an executive order that would increase security protection for government credit cards, and decided to recount a moment of his very own.
“I should mention, by the way, that I went to a restaurant in New York when I was at the U.N. General Assembly, and my credit card was rejected,” the president said in an ad-lib moment while signing the executive order.
After the crowd laughed, Obama joked again, “It turned out I guess I don’t use it enough, so they thought there was some fraud going on. Fortunately, Michelle had hers. I was trying to explain to the waitress I really think that I’ve been paying my bills.”
The president went on to say that even he is affected by the issue covered by the executive order.
Watch the funny moment below, via CNN:
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