President Barack Obama Says His Credit Card Got Declined At NYC Restaurant

It’s very rare that the nonchalant President Barack Obama has an embarrassing moment, but this one takes the cake.

The leader of the free world’s credit card was recently declined at a NYC restaurant, AP reports. Obama revealed the story during a speech at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau Friday (Oct. 17).

“They thought there was some fraud going on,” he said. “I was trying to explain to the waitress ‘No, I really think that I’ve been paying my bills.'” The reason behind his card getting rejected was because it was under-used. “It turned out, I guess I don’t use it enough,” he continued.

Luckily, first lady Michelle Obama had her card ready to pay for their outing.

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