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Pres. Obama, Aboard First Air Force One Flight, Orders Burger

The inauguration may be behind us, but we're only beginning to get to know President Barack Obama's discerning palate.

In this clip from a National Geographic Channel series titled On Board Air Force One, the then-president-elect rides aboard the presidential plane for the very first time. Dinner is served on the plane, and the nation's leader barely takes a glance at the menu before proclaiming, "I'll see how you guys do a burger."

To watch the video and see how our new president prefers eating his burger,


As it turns out, President Obama orders his burger medium well, with cheddar cheese, lettuce, tomato, and dijon mustard as the star condiment. The famously health-conscious president requests a salad on the side, but adds, "I'll still take the fries."

Obama's burger preferences are acceptable — with the exception of the medium well part. I'm a little disappointed the president doesn't like his meat a little more rare (it's juicier that way, in my opinion).

Do you approve of how the president orders his burgers? Do you prefer a rare or well-done patty?


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Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
I hate when people have multiple accounts but I hate even more when people make it obvious that they have multiple accounts.
Frank-y-Ava Frank-y-Ava 8 years
What gift from Aretha Franklin?? Jeez, enough with the Obama hating already. :oy:
TwoBlackDogs TwoBlackDogs 8 years
Uh, unless he was on board with Bush, he could not have been aboard Air Force One as President Elect. It's only called Air Force One when the President is on board. And frankly, who cares what he ate? Enough with the Obama worship, already!
angyLA angyLA 8 years
People really need to find something better to do than worry themselves about what pres. Obama and his family are doing. What could be more interesting than watching him eat a burger? Come on really. Oh and by the way who in the world would want to eat half done meat. Get real!!!!!!
jayntee jayntee 8 years
It's just a burger. Not really news. This is news; How many think it's fair for President Obama to accept gifts from singer Aretha Franklin and tells his staff that they are not allowed to accept gifts?
Country5222 Country5222 8 years
The burger heard around the world!! Um like who cares.. It's a burger hello!
tlsgirl tlsgirl 8 years
Rare ground meat grosses me out for some reason. I feel like I can smell the rawness. Anyways, well-done for me.
reesiecup reesiecup 8 years
after learning about infectious diseases, i highly recommend all ground meat be prepared well done! but i totally take my steak rare :)
crylilly crylilly 8 years
I think he should of just had veggies and no meat. I agree he should of had it very well done if he had to have the burger.
Food Food 8 years
@LaurenG22 -- same here. If the burger is made from straight-up ground beef, I'll order it medium. But if I know the beef is coming from a high-end cut, I'll order it medium rare. :Drool:
LaurenG22 LaurenG22 8 years
Yum, I am with you--- I love a burger medium or medium rare...depending on the restaurant. I would rather eat a rare burger then a well-done one if that tells you anything :)
mscc mscc 8 years
TidalWave, you couldn't have said it better! But then again, I did click on this post to find out more...
charlotte227 charlotte227 8 years
LOL! It is what it is. No American can ever turn down a burger despite where its served. Bon Apetit President Obama!!!!
verily verily 8 years
*gasp* He eats something other than arugula?!?!
kaks11 kaks11 8 years
I could go for a burger right now.
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
I know! Its a travesty! Bet you want to take your vote back now don't you TS ;)
True-Song True-Song 8 years
No ketchup??
hausfrau hausfrau 8 years
haha! thats a great, I'll see how you guys do a burger! Personally Im a fan of medium and I hate how restaurants now only give you the option of medium well or well done, boo! I'm thinking on Air Force One you get to have your pick though. No mayo?? No bacon?? NO PICKLES?!?!
shmoo15 shmoo15 8 years
I pretty much find everything he does endearing. His dance move KILL me
girlwparasol girlwparasol 8 years
i find, if you order anything "well", it comes back burned and inedible. if you order something "medium well", it sometimes comes back medium, but usually well done. i prefer my burgers "medium well", meaning "well". :P (and yes, we have the same problem with e.coli in the states. it IS advised that your cook your burgers well, and i believe all fast food chains are required to(?). just because it's advised, though, doesn't mean people do it.) as for obama, i feel like EVERYTHING he does from here on out will make the news.
aimeeb aimeeb 8 years
LaLaLaurie06 LaLaLaurie06 8 years
I always ask for well done b/c then it usually comes back to me medium rare. If I asked for medium rare, then it would come back rare. Oh restaurants that I've been to. I don't like a lot of pink in my meat.
metallicnymph metallicnymph 8 years
medium-well is the way! not hard hitting news, but gives insight into his persona...
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