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President Obama

GARGANTUAN Tip

After Burger Lunch

8/11/2011 7:00 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF

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President Obama's personal credit rating seems to be doing just fine -- because the Commander-In-Chief slapped down some plastic to cover the bill at a burger lunch yesterday ... and tipped more than 35%. 

Obama hit up Ted's Bulletin restaurant in D.C. yesterday where he surprised a group of campaign volunteers who had won an essay contest.

Sources connected to the restaurant tell TMZ ... the President ordered a plain cheeseburger, fries, and side salad ... and an ice cold glass of water to wash it down.

We're told Obama asked for the bill personally -- and picked up the tab for the entire group on his credit card. In total, with tip, Obama dropped over $200.

One person who was inside the restaurant tells us, "He couldn't have been nicer."

The "surprise" wasn't as impromptu as it seemed ... we're told secret service swept through the restaurant with a K9 unit earlier that day -- and the restaurant was closed to the public.


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16.

There's a problem here    

Give it a rest people. I'm not the biggest Obama fan in the nation but it's a two party system the Democrats and the ones afraid of the Tea Party, the Republicans who used to have balls ... but I digress. All those of you who expres*****red and disgust and racism for this man, I have five words for you: John McCain and Sarah Palin. Sorry, the last presidential election was a no brainer.

1133 days ago
17.

Rob    

Not MY president... vote this basturd OUT!

1133 days ago
18.

Babblerouser    

Yet another example of this thief using tax payer money to make himself look good. And the Hollywood machine keeps marching to the orders of their beloved leader - Goebells would be so proud. Burn, Hollywood, Burn!

1133 days ago
19.

WhoKnows    

So they closed the store for this clown. Did his 35% tip make up for all the lost customers while his ego was being stroked?

1133 days ago
20.

Babblerouser    

Hope For Change In 2012!

1133 days ago
21.

Babblerouser    

Obama is so powerful that his influence closes restaurants even when he is not there... And unfortunately for America, they are STAYING closed.

1133 days ago
22.

screw him    

Who cares if he spend five hundred dollars, He is a waste of a President and should be taken out of office two years ago for not being an American. he fooled all of you. It is our tax money that we are givin him to feed his little **** asses who helps him screw our country up. Hang those little traders who have no idea this man is evil and does wears a rag on his head brfore and after he is out, do not be fooled he is evil wait and see you dumbies out there.

1133 days ago
23.

Jerry6646    

Yeah, like he doesn't have an expense account.?

1133 days ago
24.

charles    

how is this ******* news?!!!!! get back to work you ****ty ******* president.

1133 days ago
25.

Kaveman    

Nice tipper, horrible president

1133 days ago
26.

baby    

THATS NICE, NOW WHY DONT HE HELP THE REST OF AMERICA, HOW ABOUT HELP THE ELDERLY PAY FOR THEIR MEDICINES? HOW ABOUT HELPING THE YOUNG MOTHER PAY FOR HER ELECTRIC? OR THE FAMILY DOWN ON THEIR LUCK WHO NEEDS A ROOF OVER THEIR HEAD? INSTEAD THIS MAN WASTES MORE AND MORE MONEY, HE NEEDS TO BE OUSTED BEFORE HE DOES MORE DAMAGE!!!! NOBAMA!

1133 days ago
27.

jack-55d79    

President Obama gets paid $400000 per annum (although immense perks afterwards), which sounds like a lot, but it's really not much at all compared to most mid sized corporate CEOs, Jay-Z, Lady Gaga, the heads of most media groups, and many other areas. Because most people don't see a problem with that no doubt we'll see lots of comments talking about tax payers money etc, as if Presidents should do it for free. I suspect they're good burgers and he can afford the tip.

1133 days ago
28.

Ron Paul    

Enjoy your food while you can cause I'm coming...

1133 days ago
29.

liz    

You People need to get lives you are filled with so much hate you can't even see straight. he gets a salary like every other President has ,so what is all this taxpayer nonsense.Yes he is your President yes he is black and he will be for the next 5 years get over it already.

1133 days ago
30.

liz    

@whoknows There is no such thing as half Black when you look at him you see a black man that's the color you have a problem with Loser

1133 days ago
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