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President Barack Obama

Big Tippin'

Spendin' G's

8/25/2013 12:57 AM PDT BY TMZ STAFF
EXCLUSIVE

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The leader of the free world President Barack Obama has done something only great men do ... he tipped his server ON TOP of already added gratuity. He DOUBLE TIPPED!

Obama stopped for lunch in Rochester, NY Thursday at a little deli called Magnolia's. It was widely reported that the Prez ate a grilled cheese and some cream of tomato soup. Big stuff.

But what you didn't know ... Obama not only bought lunch for his secret service men (the ones who checked the place for WMD's before hand) ... he also double tipped his waiter, like a champ.

TMZ obtained a copy of the receipt ... his total bill for 9 people was $89.84. The restaurant added a 20% tip for the large party -- $16.64 -- but Obama felt more needed to be done. He gave an additional $30.

In total, B.O. left a 52% tip.

So, we gotta ask ...

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16.

D105107    

Your taxes at work

422 days ago
17.

NOT ELMO    

In total, B.O. Left a 52% Tip.................OBAMA is a Great Person, Every Year OBAMA Donates $100'S Of THOUSANDS Of Dollars and OBAMA Was and Still is THE LEAST RICH USA PRESIDENT in Recent AMERICAN HISTORY...

422 days ago
18.

Liz    

HE STILL SUCKS. Worst POTUS ever.

422 days ago
19.

D.Tidrow    

Big deal, brother tipping with other people's money. Maybe he was thinking of his fake son trayvon

422 days ago
20.

stephersm    

My phone won't let me rwply directly to a comment...someone asked down thread how 9 people can eat for $90 in new York. I would like to direct them to a map. Nyc or "new York" as many people know it, is a very small part of the south east corner of a huge state. although new York state isn't one of the cheapest states, 9 people @ $10 a piece in the teeth of the state isn't only feasible but actually moderately expensive.

422 days ago
21.

Mary    

That place is in my hometown, now I hear you can't get anywhere near the place to eat, and they named what he had for lunch after him as a special.

422 days ago
22.

Susan62509    

President Barack Obama earns a base salary of $400,000 per year. He is also given a few nice bonuses like an annual expense account, a travel account and a $20,000 entertainment stipend. These fringe benefits bring the President's total salary to over $550,000 each year. Any charity donations are tax write-off's and any out of pocket money used for business is a tax write-off.

422 days ago
23.

BB not bb    

So for one sandwich and a bowl of soup for the president, tax payers had to pay over $100. Yeah that is fiscally irresponsible. I thought we gave him a salary for his lunch. The taxpayers have to pay for the secret service protection and I suppose the cray tip also. This is just to make Obama look like a good guy to at least someone. Meanwhile we are so in debt the country is about ruined forever.

422 days ago
24.

Sexyshey    

I love my President

422 days ago
25.

Bridget    

Here are Obamas real numbers

http://www.factcheck.org/2013/07/obamas-numbers-july-update/

Don't worry Obama haters, there is stuff there for you too. A bi-partisan fact check website, that goes through a lot of the biggies. I hate to break it to the haters though, some of his numbers are pretty good.

Oh and if you are planning on whining about the "Obama phone", you should look that up while you are there. :)

422 days ago
26.

my 2 cents    

My hunch is that he did not read the bill. The deli already had tacked on the 20% gratuity.

422 days ago
27.

Mrs Jackson    

Bush was the wrost president EVER to all u dumb ass out there

422 days ago
28.

bazinga    

Yeah...that bozo is using OUR money to leave those big tips. Not surprised though. God....it's going to be a long 3 more years.

422 days ago
29.

amy26    

Shut up Bazinga! Whhat the Pres did was fantastic. Complaining about his spending our money on us? Did your Mama drop you on your head when you were a small child?

422 days ago
30.

Ummm..    

I think the comments of money spent is the country's money... So basically he's not entitled to receive a salary? Any money spent came from tax dollars? Lol So would that mean that any money you spend are tax money too... Lol

422 days ago
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