On Monday, Barry O. felt the craving that the rest of us know entirely too well. He went to Chipotle.
Yes, this is news.
After celebrating the White House Working Families summit, Obama accompanied some lucky guests to the Woodley Park Chipotle in DC. The surprised lunch crowd was unexpectedly greeted by the president and his Secret Service entourage’s arrival.
Then, Obama fucked up. The POTUS had the audacity to lean over the sneeze guard to point out what he wanted in his chicken burrito bowl with white rice, salsa verde, lettuce, cheese, and guac.
Come on, Barry. Why can’t you just order salsa verde like a normal adult? You have to point like a child? That lean, which violated the burrito maker’s personal space and put the sanitation of the entire Chipotle at risk, was uncalled for.
Shortly after this news broke, Twitter went crazy. People cited government overreach as a reoccurring problem with Obama. The Chipotle incident was simply the latest example. Some even called for impeachment. The hashtag “#ChiPOTUS” was coined within minutes. I think we can all agree this was the highlight of America’s day, for better or worse.
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 24, 2014
— Nathan Ryan (@nthnryn) June 24, 2014
@petesouza mr. president, the guacamole is extra.
— sartorialgirl (@sartorialgirl) June 24, 2014
@petesouza Clearly the sneeze guard wasn’t showing enough leadership. So he had to go around it.
— Jack Young (@GodTexasCountry) June 24, 2014
It doesn’t stop there, either. Later, when Obama talked about his lunch, he referred to the restaurant as “Chipotle’s.” The media backlash continued. I think we can all agree that by the end of the visit, Obama had done Chipotle completely wrong.
At least he ordered guac. Our tax dollars hard at work.
Thanks a lot, Obama.