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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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76.

Kitty    

Obama picked up the tab? Try the American people picked up the tab!

1169 days ago
77.

Selebraties Suck    

A big fat wet kiss on Obama's ass from TMZ

1169 days ago
78.

God-Of-Lyf    

Why not! We are footing the bill anyways. I'm just surprised it wasn't bigger. He has no clue what's really going on.

1169 days ago
79.

Timeless    

How does using tax payer money to give a large tip warrant an article on TMZ. LAME! Give anyone a government credit card and this will happen.

1169 days ago
80.

Brianna    

His campaign volunteers...who probably helped him raise the money...for their lunch?

1169 days ago
81.

A Real Lawyer    

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@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
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Liz, woah....put the crackpipe down and step away. You MUST be high to think this guy has done a good job. It's sheeple like you that permit him to bankrupt the country and throw us all under the bus. Ignorance knows no bounds. SMH

1169 days ago
82.

Alyshia    

So generous he is with taxpayers money... you're welcome :)

1169 days ago
83.

BarrysConspiracyWorld    

Spending $200 including a %35 tip is not huge. I think he should have tipped at least 50% if the service was good.

1169 days ago
84.

CelebJustice    

Dont you mean on the TAXPAYERS creditcard? Your bias is showing again

1169 days ago
85.

BW    

He will definately go down in history as one of the
worst presidents of all time. He is a total POS

1169 days ago
86.

Nikkcolle    

Who cares?

1169 days ago
87.

shazzie    

He probably couldn't figure out the math of leaving the standard 15%. Being 'generous' with other people's money (the taxpayer's) is really a cheap gesture.

1169 days ago
88.

BDAN    

Sorry, but $200 for lunch for a big group of people = not a big deal. It's the man's personal money!

1169 days ago
89.

Vinyud    

Why is this news? On TMZ no less? Who cares!

1169 days ago
90.

limpd    

I waited tables for 14 years. You do appreciate big tips. However, don't give him too much credit. He SHOULD tip huge because they had to shut the whole restaurant down. That means NO OTHER TABLES were taken. Hopefully they left tips for the servers who didn't wait on his party. I got a shi**y tip from a politician once. I wrote him and told him I wold never vote for him again. ANd I never have. I wouldn't vote for someone just because o*****ood tip either though, especially if I don't agree with their voting record.

1169 days ago
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