"I've Paid My Bills" - President Obama Has Credit Card Declined in Restaurant 5 years ago

"I've Paid My Bills" - President Obama Has Credit Card Declined in Restaurant

Oops! US President Barack Obama was hiding his blushes after his credit card was declined in a New York restaurant.

The president’s card was rejected as he went to pay his bill at a popular Manhattan restaurant.

“It turned out, I guess I don’t use it enough,” he explained on Friday afternoon. ”They thought there was some fraud going on. I was trying to explain to the waitress, ‘No I really think that I’ve been paying my bills’. Even I’m affected by this.”

The president was speaking at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau where he was announcing new protections.

He added that fortunately, First Lady Michelle Obama had her card on hand to pay for the meal.