Obama Wolfs Down Two Chili Dogs and Fries a Day After His Wife Unveils New Dietary Guide

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obama-eatingWhen his wife unveiled the USDA’s new nutritional plate yesterday, there definitely wasn’t a space for chili dogs. But that didn’t stop Barack Obama wolfing down two in Toledo today – with fries and an extra bowl of chili on the side. The president happily munched on the unhealthy meal before he visited the city’s Chrysler factory, and even teased one of his hosts for ordering ketchup, a faux-pas in his home town of Chicago.

According to USA Today, he told representative Marcy Kaptur: ‘Marcy just wants ketchup. By the way, as an aficionado of hot dogs, you shouldn’t put ketchup on hot dogs… I’m trying to teach my girls.’

Those culinary lessons would hardly go down well with his wife, Michelle, who has spent this year touring the country on a crusade against childhood obesity.

Yesterday she unveiled the USDA’s new healthy-eating guide, which replaces the famous ‘My Pyramid’ with a plate divided into four nutritional quadrants: fruits, vegetables, grains and proteins.

But as her husband chowed down at the famous Rudy’s Hot Dog with Toledo’s mayor, the only sign of ‘vegetables’ appeared to be some fried onions.

He ordered the house speciality chili dog, which comes with mustard, onion, chili sauce and cheese, and topped it up with a bowl of chili and a portion of fries on the side.

As he entered the restaurant, which claims to sell 8,000 dogs a week, he told the restaurant owners: ‘These guys, whatever they want; I’m buying.’

And he teased one of the cooks, USA Today reports, telling the owners: ‘She says she’s worked here 30 years. That means she was under-age when you hired her.’

Both Mr Obama and his wife Michelle have made healthy eating a focal point of their time at the White House.

The odd chili dog might not do him too much harm – he has been criticised in the past for being too thin, with Arnold Schwarzenegger teasing him for his ‘skinny legs’.

After his meal, Mr Obama headed to the Chrysler plant for an event to celebrate the resurgence of the car industry.

But while he patted himself on the back for bailing out the failing company, he drew criticism for failing to mention the dour news from the Bureau of Labor Statistics, which revealed the unemployment rate had inched up to 9.1 per cent as employers in May added the fewest jobs in eight months.

While he admitted the economy is ‘taking a while to mend’ and faces ‘bumps on the road to recovery’, he instead focussed on the turnaround in the car industry.

He told the assembled workers the government has recouped much more money than expected from the capital it sunk into Chrysler and General Motors two years ago to save them from collapse.

He said: ‘This industry is back on its feet, repaying its debts, gaining ground. Because of you we can once again say the best cars in the world are built right here in the U.S. of A.’

The workers repaid the favour, with one saying ‘thanks for helping me keep my job’ as he shook hands after a shift.

{Daily Mail/Matzav.com Newscenter}

11 COMMENTS

  1. Leave it to republicans to be pro-obesity just because an Obama launched an anti-obesity campaign. How can anyone stand them? and yes Democrats are better, when Laura Bush launched a national book festival, democrats didnt become anti-reading (and as proof that the pro-obesity republicans are purely driven by a bizzare pathological hatred of anything Obama, none of them complained that promoting reading, was “big brother” or govt interfering in private lives.)
    Youd think we can all agree that there is an obesity problem in america,apperently youd be wrong.

  2. He should have taken the ketchup and could have held the chili. Ketchup is associated with Pittsburgh and chili with Texas. Pennsylvania is more of a swing state than Texas.

  3. Dear Editor: Please get a life. Yes, we know you don’t like Obama. But…we come to Matzav for news about the Orthodox community, not this sort of silliness.

  4. Many in the frum community have made Barack Obama out to be pretty bad and evil for Jews and for Israel.

    Regardless, even if he does turn out to be that bad, God forbid, perhaps the silver lining in it will be that it could be the catalyst for more Jews moving to Israel…

  5. ATT EDITOR: I hope you dont mind “MY” ‘silliness’ in answering #4. If you REALLY want news of the orthodox community, then please refer to your TORAH.TORAH REPEATS ITSELF. look at “OUR” straying from TORAH and those who are cursing ISRAEL resulting in the middle east on fire, the unusual weather around the world,and JEWS who voted for Obama cause American economic suffering and crazy weather patterns.
    HASHEM IS WAITING FOR ISRAEL IN THE 4 CORNERS OF THE WORLD TO WAKE UP.WE SHOUT NEVER AGAIN, SOME PRAY A MILLION HOURS A DAY BUT HOW ABOUT THE ACTIONS TO EACH OTHER AND MOST OF ALL TO HASHEM.
    There are 2 sides of our TORAH. PRACTICE BOTH.

  6. The Obama’s are sick selfish phonies thru & thru! I believe that they realy don’t care about America or it’s citizens. As their recent trip to Europe showed, that the Obama’s are only interested in self enjoyment & pleasure! Sick sick people!

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