While news broke that a Malaysian Airlines passenger plane had been shot down Thursday, President Obama managed to fit in a stop at the White House Kids’ State Dinner.
Michelle Obama was pushing her “Let’s Move!” campaign, even admonishing kids who wanted “junk food” back in their schools.
“Because there’s always those kids,” she said. “They’re like, give me my junk food back.”
She did most of the talking but the president joined in, commenting on the number of state dinners they have at the White House that aren’t as much fun.
“First of all, everybody is older and a little stodgier,” Obama said. “But this is a much hipper crowd. More colorful outfits — so I like that.”
The couple’s remarks turned to their favorite foods and the president admitted his weakness.
“My big thing — chips and guacamole,” he said. “Basically, if there is a bowl of good chips and guacamole, I lose my mind.”
Of course, those comments would be the next to show up on the Twitter feed, as compiled by Twitchy:
Obama cutting jokes about snacks not perfect on the nutrition chart.
— Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) July 18, 2014
“My big thing: Chips and guacamole,” POTUS says — Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) July 18, 2014
“I lose my mind” if I have a bowl of chips and guacamole, Obama jokes — Steven Dennis (@StevenTDennis) July 18, 2014
Others chimed in with plenty of snarky responses, such as these:
“Phew, I’m glad that plane thing is over” RT @StevenTDennis: “I lose my mind” if I have a bowl of chips and guacamole, Obama jokes
— The Real Bepo (D) (@TheRealBepo) July 18, 2014
— Chris Scalise (@scause1701) July 18, 2014
@StevenTDennis He must eat a lot of Guacamole.
— Monika (@TheChambers1854) July 18, 2014
— Old Man Dudley (@Epalbob) July 18, 2014
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