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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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91.

Brian    

Did Obama do it or did the taxpayer? There's a big difference. I hope Obama used his own money on that.

422 days ago
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bernergirl    

Read the credit card people his name, his account. Otherwise it would have said the President, not his name.

422 days ago
93.

Marc    

Really pitiful that the supposed leader of the free world has sunk to such a low that fluff pieces about how much of a tip he left have to be written about him. With the state of the country, the economy, the world, etc., this is the most impressive thing he has done? This speaks volumes but the sheep eat it up.

422 days ago
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D105107    

Wow, he is a big spender with taxpayers money. Impeach the bastard

422 days ago
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D105107    

Takes stupid person to know a stupid person, must be why he got so many votes

422 days ago
96.

sr    

As a former waitress... AWESOME!!

422 days ago
97.

JJ    

Whose money did he spend???

422 days ago
98.

itzkathy    

I wonder if it came out of HIS wallet or he used the taxpayers money like he's been doing ILLEGALLY since he sat his KENYAN born ass in the white house

422 days ago
99.

Calico    

Nice gesture.
I always tip more when the place is a diner of deli - they don't make very much, I'm sure.
Swankier places I tip 20-22%, 30% if it's an Xmas brunch at Loew's, for example.
If you can afford to go out to eat, you should be able to tip decently.

422 days ago
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ticked-off    

Good on him - I doubled tip for great service also -

422 days ago
101.

Vincent Chase    

Pretty easy to do when its not your money...

422 days ago
102.

Krista     

Is it just me or does the bread look like the middle finger?!!!!! LOL too funny!!

422 days ago
103.

joseph    

This is soooo fake just like our President. First off this Restaurant charges 20% for party of 6 or more. the automatic Gratuity was less then 20 percent.
Second if you look at the " President" Signature with others it does not match. and last Why on earth would a restaurant charge the POTUS for eating at their establishment on such a small tab. Like i said earlier this is fake just like the President and TMZ need to learn how to do real investigating reporting.

422 days ago
104.

esq777    

The same trolls criticizing the President for tipping with "taxpayer" money would be the first to criticize if he didn't leave a tip. And, of course, all government employees, Republicans and Democrats, tip with taxpayer money, including every prior and future President. Of course, the difference is that big Republican tips are reserved for male escorts and masseuses.

422 days ago
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Sienna Sacha    

FK barry, he's spending our money, the POS

422 days ago
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