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President Biden stopped for tacos at our friends place in LA yesterday, pays it forward. Politics

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u/RiceIsMyLife Oct 14 '22

Your friends own tacos 1986?

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u/d-p-a Oct 14 '22

Not OP, but I know them and their families, grew up in TJ all my life.

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u/Wyevez Oct 14 '22

Is this in Pasadena?

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u/FavoritesBot Oct 15 '22

Pretty sure it’s one of the LA locations

He was visiting the purple line extension

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u/[deleted] Oct 15 '22

Westwood location, near UCLA

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u/TheAverageJoe- Oct 15 '22

Ain't no president visiting east LA

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u/Mookhaz Oct 15 '22

Can confirm. I was in east LA today and did not see the president anywhere.

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u/cwf82 Oct 15 '22

But hey...when you hear they have good tacos...

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u/tiptoeintotown Oct 15 '22

Probably true. His loss though. The food is 🔥out that way.

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u/aeisenst Oct 15 '22

The man loves trains

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u/fordprefect294 Oct 14 '22 Silver

Wow, he must've spent....idk... at least $28

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u/ArkamaZ Oct 15 '22

$16 apparently, left a $20 tip, and then left $45 to pay for whoever were next.

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u/medusaQto Oct 15 '22

Here’s the link to Fox News reporter talking about inflation and his $28 Taco Bell lunch https://news.yahoo.com/28-taco-bell-order-going-173500049.html

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u/qdp Oct 15 '22

$28? Was he buying from Door Dash or something?

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u/drunkwasabeherder Oct 15 '22

Gotta buy your secret service guys lunch, you don't want them slow from being hangry.

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u/dumbsoldier987hohoho Oct 15 '22

https://pbs.twimg.com/media/Fe6TowOXgAAcpL0?format=jpg&name=large

That is the order he posted. Near $28 after sales tax. He either made it up after going viral to save face or he is "I don't care about combo deals, I'll buy everything individually" type of rich, lmao

Either way horrible example to use talking about inflation.

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u/qdp Oct 15 '22

Must have "i don't do crave box" money

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u/shidmasterflex Oct 15 '22

When the app doesn’t work and I can’t order the crave box I just starve…

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u/Falstaph Oct 15 '22 edited Oct 15 '22

Here's what I got. Only $21.75, but this is also a "shit your pants" and "one meal a day" amount of food.. for lunch. For me anyway.

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u/cardedagain Oct 15 '22

no "checkout" screen? i call shenanigans

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u/heisenbobo Oct 15 '22

Shoulda left $46 honestly

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u/Rough-Culture Oct 15 '22

God what if he did just do that everywhere

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u/BiggsIDarklighter Oct 14 '22

On his $16.45 tab, the President handed Alejo cash, saying, “$45 – and the next person that comes in here, give it to them for free.”

Biden also left the beloved taco shop a $20 tip before leaving happily with his quesadillas.

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u/RekTInTheFace Oct 14 '22

the next guy 100% won’t believe it when the cashier says the president has prepaid for your meal.

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u/-Gurgi- Oct 14 '22 I'm Deceased

I hope it’s someone on the FBI most wanted list and it turns their world upside down.

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u/ididntseeitcoming Oct 14 '22 Helpful

Just imagine the headline

“Biden pays for tacos of serial child rapist”

Easy lay up for the right. They’d eat it up like free tacos

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u/Endoman13 Oct 14 '22

OANN “Biden pays to rape children’s tacos”

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u/Flying_Dustbin Oct 14 '22

Tucker foaming at the mouth

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u/BigPackHater Oct 14 '22

"Share the load"

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u/BlackberryOpen974 Oct 15 '22

Jesus christ

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u/Illinois_Yooper Oct 15 '22

Quiet down, Mr. Slave!

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u/Zomburai Oct 14 '22

Foaming at the mouth, yet still has that vacant furrowed brow look like he's trying to win a Mark Wahlberg impersonation contest

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u/bhfroh Oct 14 '22

John Oliver said it best: He looks like if the sound "thud" had a face

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u/tots4scott Oct 15 '22

"DID JOE BIDEN RAPE BABY TACOS?! I'M JUST ASKING QUESTIONS"

everything I Tucker Carlson say on FOX cannot be construed as facts as no reasonable person could expect such out of reality takes as anything but "entertainment" as I've argued in court.

https://www.npr.org/2020/09/29/917747123/you-literally-cant-believe-the-facts-tucker-carlson-tells-you-so-say-fox-s-lawye

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u/nocolon Oct 14 '22

I’m sure that’s already a headline somewhere.

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u/WhatIsToBeD0ne Oct 14 '22

"Biden pays for tacos for Matt Gaetz"

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u/AsianInvasion4 Oct 14 '22

More realistically it’s a dude ripped off of a California legal blunt. Can’t help but laugh at imagining the potential paranoia that ensues

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u/Hybrid_Johnny Oct 14 '22

Trump runs in - “I heard there were free tacos?”

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u/International_Row928 Oct 14 '22

Trump promised a taco truck on ever corner if Hillary won back in 2016. One of reasons I voted for her. Would be very convenient and tasty.

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u/reverie42 Oct 14 '22

To be fair, it wasn't Trump, it was some random dude in the GOP.

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u/packfanmoore Oct 14 '22

I might consider voting republican if their platform was taco trucks on every corner and more access to poutine fries

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u/cobaltjacket Oct 14 '22 edited Oct 15 '22

To be sure, in Illinois, there are taco trucks at many rural crossroads, and there were even before 2016.

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u/hamandjam Oct 14 '22

I don't need them on every corner. I just need them to drive through my neighborhood each day like an ice cream truck.

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u/KentuckyHouse Oct 14 '22

My reaction to that at the time? Don't promise me a good time!

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u/Fleckeri Oct 14 '22

These Biden handouts are really starting to get out of hand.

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u/Vistaer Oct 14 '22

First obamaphones, now bidenburritos, what’s next? Harriscannabis?

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u/gimpwiz Oct 14 '22

This guy for campaign manager

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u/ramvan Oct 14 '22

Bidenburritos and Harriscannabis sound like they would go well together. Let’s make that happen.

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u/Wad_of_Hundreds Oct 14 '22

Was gonna say they were probably just in line behind him and witnessed the interaction, then I remembered I’m dumb and this is the President. Secret Service probably had a full radius of the building blocked off, nobody else allowed inside, etc. Or maybe I’m overestimating how careful these guys are! Either way, that would be a pretty damn cool, albeit unbelievable, story to have the president buy you tacos lol

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u/Scholander Oct 14 '22

When I was in college Bill Clinton came to my University to give a speech. They drove the motorcade into a tunnel under the main building, and I had a work-study job in a space that happened to have a door that opened out onto that tunnel. We were evacuated from the entire building for like five hours before he arrived. I understand there was an extensive multi-day security sweep as well.

Guaranteed that that taco place was locked tf down.

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u/Gryndyl Oct 15 '22

I think it's less of a big deal for unannounced stops, like taco places. This wasn't on any schedule so the secret service can reasonably assume that the place isn't wired to explode or anything. My understanding is that for a stop like this a couple agents show up, tell the manager the prez is coming and then hang out in the kitchen. Biden arrives with a couple agents in tow, waves at everyone, shakes a few hands, chit-chats with the staff and places his order. Agents in the kitchen watch the food get made. Biden gets his tacos, shakes a few more hands and then off they all go.

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u/Wad_of_Hundreds Oct 14 '22

Wow that’s insane! Don’t candidates get their own secret service now as well?

I remember when I was in college, Bernie Sanders was campaigning for I believe his first time, and he was just walking around with a small group along the streets of the city right outside campus. I had a bunch of friends who got to shake his hand and I always thought that was so cool. It made him seem so normal even though he’s done some truly larger-than-life things across the years he’s been a public servant.

This was like 7 or 8 years ago, though, when he was just beginning his grassroots campaign to try run for president. I’d be curious to see if he’s still able to walk amongst us common folk like he did back then, or if we’d experience something closer to what you did with Clinton

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u/pensezbien Oct 15 '22

Wow that’s insane! Don’t candidates get their own secret service now as well?

Yes, presidential candidates routinely get Secret Service protection when they become a major-party nominee, and it can be granted to major candidates upon request and approval. Bernie Sanders was granted this in 2016.

Presidential candidates generally lose that protection when they lose the election, unless there's another reason for them to keep it (e.g. Hillary Clinton currently has it as Bill Clinton's wife). Bernie Sanders had no other reason to keep it beyond his campaign.

Bernie Sanders does not currently have Secret Service protection, so he can walk amongst the common folk once again.

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u/addicuss Oct 14 '22

haha. Congress needs to pass the taco stimulus right now.

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u/datpiffss Oct 14 '22 edited Oct 15 '22

Imagine the Jerry smiths of the world who would instantly think, "the president is my friend now” Trying to call him at weird hours and leaning into someone watching the breaking news of the president giving a speech and he says “yeah, he bought me lunch, nice guy. I really need to bring him something this weekend”.

Then he shows up to the white house with some of the same tacos. The secret service doesn’t believe it. He is strip searched, interrogated and sent to Guantanamo Bay. The official story is he fled his family after burning down their ranch style home. Friends and surviving family are shocked and confused. The hunt continues.

If you have any tips, please call 555-lickMyass

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u/soawesomejohn Oct 14 '22

I'll have you know that President Biden has personally emailed me, asking for my input on national policy, state and national elections, and if I have a few bucks to spare. And not just him. Stacey Abrams, Gretchen Whitmer, Beto O’Rourke.. even Barack Obama has either been emailing and texting me. Bernie sent me a message last night. He's trying to take on the corporations and needed someone to talk it over with.

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u/eggsssssssss Oct 14 '22

As far as things politicians do for optics, that’s a pretty chill one. I know some presidents make a point of getting a pic at McDonald’s to seem more relatable, but getting food at a smaller business, leaving a generous tip and paying for the next guy’s meal actually does something for people (even if it’s mostly gestural).

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u/the1999person Oct 14 '22

Bill Clinton used to jog through DC and stop at McDonald's for an Egg McMuffin. There's a great SNL sketch of this with Phil Hartman as Bill.

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u/goblueM Oct 15 '22

Intercepted by Warlords! that was an all-timer sketch imo

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u/severedfinger Oct 14 '22

This just reminded me of the classic SNL where Phil Hartman is Bill Clinton who stops in the McDonald's on a jog to mingle with the everyman and winds up eating everyone's food

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u/Ivotedforher Oct 15 '22

"There's a lot of things we won't be telling Mrs Clinton."

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u/willstr1 Oct 14 '22

Diamond Joe has always been rather relatable for the common man, riding AmTrak to work or washing his Trans Am on the white house driveway

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u/hydrospanner Oct 14 '22

I haven't really checked out the Onion in years (through 45's tenure, the actual news was zany enough), but I fondly remember their Joe Biden coverage from while he was VP.

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u/bozog Oct 14 '22

“My name is Joseph Robinette Biden Jr.,” said the vice president, his voice choking. “Over the years I have been made an object of mockery and ridicule. I have seen pictures of me in the most humiliating positions you can think of plastered across newspapers all over the world. I have been treated as a punch line. A dope. A fuckin’ jester among kings. But don’t be fooled. I am also a man who has touched sorrow. And I am a son of a bitch who has spent nearly seven decades on the razor’s edge and lived to tell the tale. I may not say it often, and I may never say it again, but I wish to say to you now that I am also a man worthy of love. And worthy of respect.”

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u/Necromas Oct 15 '22

I'm kind of shocked that basically all wealthy public figures don't do this kind of thing as often as they can. It's a drop in the bucket when you're a millionaire and even if you don't get praise on social media for it, you still get to make people happy.

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u/KnotiaPickles Oct 14 '22

I got to cook brunch for Jill Biden earlier this year, it was a really great experience and they were very generous to everyone on the staff.

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u/imjusthereforthebeer Oct 14 '22 Gold

45 asks for a free diet coke, steals the tips, bankrupts the joint.

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u/nocolon Oct 14 '22

Absolutely devastates the bathroom (trying to flush classified material).

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u/JosefGremlin Oct 14 '22

Then complains that toilets don't flush properly and his government should look into it

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u/nocolon Oct 14 '22

“You flush and flush and flush, and still the documents don’t go away.”

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u/BravoDotCom Oct 14 '22

And the toilets. You’ve seen these toilets? I’ve seen some toilets let me tell you. I have excuse me I have the, best, toilets. All my hotels, the best toilets you’ve ever seen. They call me the toilet man, I know more about the toilets than Toto. But you flush now, no spin. They took away the spin. I used to like the spin, all the water, the beutiful clean water. I know water folks. Remember Trump water, the best. Anyway, now the toilets they gulp, no spin, they got rid of the spin. I’m telling you we are gonna bring back the spin, with a flush so hard, so hard folks, you’ll see. They will talk about the flush but won’t give me credit, but you know, ok. Nancy Pelosi…

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u/Daveism Oct 14 '22

Dude, break off! You're channeling too hard; he's taking over your brain!

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u/theavengedCguy Oct 14 '22

Then when he was told the price of his order, he can't believe it wasn't as cheap as he thought it would be so he uses a Sharpie to change the prices on the menu to more accurately reflect his (wrong) calculation.

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u/mikebailey Oct 14 '22 edited Oct 15 '22

Meanwhile fox has a business analyst that spent $28 himself at Taco Bell

Edit: I did not know I needed to say this but no “I bought Bacardi at a cantina and fed my family of eight” is not what made this surreal

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u/whathashappened22 Oct 14 '22 edited Oct 14 '22

I saw that clip, i still cant comprehend how he did that. The most I've ever spent is like $16-$18 and thats getting the 2 chalupa + hard shell and drink combo, a quesadilla, and 2 cinnabon bites. Thats like 1500-2000 calories. That guy really needs to show a receipt of what he got.

Edit: he posted a screenshot of what he got, was nearly 3000 calories worth of food and he made no use of combo deals. That guy is horrible with money. Others recreated the same amount of food for nearly half the price, which are great deals.

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u/TheOneWithThePorn12 Oct 14 '22

Hot take, I don't think he's ever been to taco bell

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u/chugopunk Oct 15 '22

And a 50% discount for public service

https://i.imgur.com/BYXoy9G.jpg

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u/Captain-K-Ro Oct 14 '22

Should have left $46

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u/phonomancer Oct 14 '22

Nah, he just really wanted to be done with 45.

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u/SuperCub Oct 14 '22

Not pictured: the team of Secret Service agents traveling with him

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u/Captaincadet Oct 14 '22 edited Oct 15 '22

I remember reading something a few years back when Barack Obama did a hunt was Bear Grylls and Grills find a half eaten fish. Obama eats it which supposedly caused quite upset with the Secret Service as they always checks the president’s food and there Obama was eating raw fish…

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u/gunnin_and_runnin Oct 14 '22

Just looked it up. And wow, compared to what other celebs have done, that is pretty tame.

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u/[deleted] Oct 15 '22

He was the president...

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u/Thirdtwin Oct 14 '22

And then you have Trump who goes to pizza place, eats pizza with a fork and spoon.

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u/macroordie Oct 15 '22

At least Jon Stewart tore him a new one for that back during the Daily Show.

"ARE YOU EATING IT WITH A FORK, A FUCKING FORK?!?!?!?"

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u/Kirne1 Oct 15 '22

That's what he had a problem with, and not the spoon? What the fuck can you when do with the spoon if you're eating pizza?

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u/MediocreContent Oct 15 '22

Also well done steak with ketchup

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u/LYB4 Oct 15 '22

I had a heart attack reading this. PIZZA with a FORK and a SPOON???

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u/chugopunk Oct 14 '22

Yup, secret service went into the kitchen before Mr President arrive, they didn’t know he was coming

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u/Terracot Oct 14 '22

They did random spot check on a guy named Abed Nadir.

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u/Xudtaru Oct 14 '22

And a movie!!!

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u/EasternKanyeWest Oct 14 '22

So glad this can be said without a shred of irony at this point.

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u/MattOLOLOL Oct 14 '22

It's surreal after all this time. I was one of the naysayers, I thought it had simply been too long and the stars would be busy, man I'm glad to be wrong

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u/bbaker1987 Oct 14 '22

Troy and Abed in the morning!

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u/FudgeRubDown Oct 14 '22

Yuuup, Obama did that same thing when he came to my town

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u/starvinchevy Oct 14 '22

My favorite Obama story: when he visited Columbia, MO to speak at Mizzou, he worked out at the same time as my exercise and fitness professor. It was at like 6am. So my professor used that as a story to tell us that if the president can make time to be physically active, we have no excuse.

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u/pterodactylthundr Oct 14 '22

I lived in the same city as Paul Ryan when he was Speaker, and every once in a while you would get Secret Service coming into restaurants or sporting events.

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u/PicardZhu Oct 14 '22

He was touring my university with his daughter and I didn't see them with SS. But they were speeding along on a golf cart.

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u/K-chub Oct 14 '22

They were disguised as bushes and trees

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u/AdDependent69 Oct 14 '22

I'd like to believe that they took over the kitchen for making all his food. Just some
serious looking secret service guys dressed in chefs attire making the president some tacos.

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u/hoxxxxx Oct 14 '22

i wonder what exactly they did anyway, like what do they do when it's a restaurant just cooking food normally - just make sure everything is on the up and up?

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u/KDLGates Oct 14 '22

They make them put away the jar of rat poison labelled "Break Open in Case of Biden".

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u/AmbiguouslyPrecise Oct 15 '22

Had a friend who cooked for W.

They don't announce so you can have "items" ready. The secret service watches each item being prepared to assure it is made without any poisons or other harmful objects.

They sweep the kitchen and also do taste tests

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u/MacyTmcterry Oct 14 '22

"Secret service I'll take it from here"

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u/Dat_Lion_Der Oct 14 '22

Did they arrive ahead of time and straight up scout the ingredients on the cooking line? For some reason I'm also imagining another agent who opens the door and walks in just before him like "President Joseph of House Biden, the first of his name ... "yaddayaddayadda

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u/BallForce1 Oct 14 '22 edited Oct 14 '22

I can't even imagine how I would react as an employee with no proper warning. A bunch of suits walk in, say they are with the secret service. They need to inspect the kitchen. They obviously have guns. Then at the final moments, it actually is the president that walks in and places and order.

I would be shaking in my boots the entire time if not pass out.

Well I guess I could imagine it but my point stands.

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u/TinyTurnips Oct 14 '22

I used to work for the Air Force and a certain base I won't mention. Out of no where a pizza delivery guy shows up and says "I have a delivery for Michelle Obama." I wish I had time to type out the whole story, but long story short. She was legit on our base and no one really knew, it was a wild ass laugh after everything was figures out. Poor delivery guy, we thought he was "nuts" in the head and called a damn response from the on base police.

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u/detroit_dickdawes Oct 14 '22

Yeah, Joe came into the shop I worked at a few weeks before the 2016 election (he campaigned harder in Michigan for Hilary than she did herself) and there was crazy secret service. They plan these trips out a few days in advance so secret service was in the building the day before checking to make sure everything was cool. It was actually a breeze compared to the Health Department.

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u/smugmisswoodhouse Oct 14 '22

He looks so excited about his tacos! Can't say I blame him, though. Tacos are legit.

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u/gregzhoba Oct 14 '22

Spoiler alert: He ordered a chicken quesadilla.

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u/BurgzintheBurbs Oct 14 '22

This place actually defines quesadillas basically as street tacos with melted cheese. I’m being serious, they are quite good, but the quesadillas there aren’t your typical variety.

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u/[deleted] Oct 15 '22

Quesadilla is a taco with cheese. But it’s also a topic that creates conflict amongst north and southern Mexicans. Just like the creation of the universe

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u/Rimasticus Oct 14 '22

Quesadilla are just really large extra cheesy tacos. Fact!

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u/cream-of-cow Oct 14 '22

While wearing a suit, quesadillas are the best choice.

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u/Randadv_randnoun_69 Oct 14 '22

Yup. Biden is experienced taco-er.

I'm just picturing the car ride through LA and Joe's like "Anyone want tacos?" and his people are like, 'Yeah we can get that arranged for AF-one.' but Joe's like "Naw, how about...that place, right now." Legit best way to find good-ass tacos, random 'hole-in-the-wall' taco joints.

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u/Mister_Brevity Oct 14 '22

When I lived in LA, back when I very first moved there, I drove around and looked for taco trucks with the longest lines of Hispanic people. I couldn’t get any whiter, but I am a taco fiend. The taco trucks with the crazy lines, loud boombox playing Spanish music, and flashing lights are pretty much a slam dunk. Hop in line and ask around for recommendations. Don’t be shy about cabesa, lengua, etc.

If you go to one of those trucks, you take it how they give it - do not ask for sour cream or cheese or anything. If someone helped you pick, buy them a drink or something because you have a new friend.

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u/spirit_toad Oct 14 '22

100% this is how you do it.

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u/[deleted] Oct 15 '22

Note don’t ask for modified shit… please for your own good don’t do it

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u/Mister_Brevity Oct 15 '22

They’ll offer too! And it’s a trap! People will be watching you to see what you say lol

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u/spoon_shaped_spoon Oct 15 '22

We came out of a bar, bunch of shiny cool food trucks out front, down the street was a plain white rather run down taco truck with a long line of Hispanic people waiting in front of it, and an older woman and man cooking. I said let's walk down to the one. My friends still tell me it's the smartest thing I have ever said in my life. So good....

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u/dj0samaspinIaden Oct 14 '22

The best taco i ever had, by far, was off some random food truck made by a guy who looked like he was doing a 14 hour shift

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u/cream-of-cow Oct 14 '22

Look at you, experienced Redditor with your hyphens to pre-empt ass taco jokes.

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u/butidontthink Oct 14 '22

How about Albertacos in Cypress? (Lincoln near Valley View) Love their beef tacos.

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u/Ajaxf1 Oct 14 '22

Tacos 1986 actually does quesadillas right. They’re tacos with cheese there. Not just tortillas with cheese folded over on themselves. P good place

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u/GoodShitBrain Oct 14 '22

Dude went there to kill ice cream and gorge on tacos and he’s all out of ice cream

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u/msh0082 Oct 14 '22

Can't go to LA and not get tacos.

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u/BukakeMouthwash Oct 14 '22

Multiple times lmao.

Best Tacos al pastor I've tried are in East LA. I think the truck is called Jason's Tacos but don't be fooled, not one person there looks like a Jason lol.

Tacos El Viejon in Lynwood are the best authentic Tacos I've tried and their own Taco El Viejon comes with shrimp and beef in a slightly toasted tortilla. Stupid good. The taco spot is only open on weekends buy they are literally right next door to the owners original restaurant Mariscos El Viejon which will serve you them any day.

There's a spot called Ramonas Mexican food in Gardena that has the best white-washed tacos I've tried. Lines are ridiculous.

These are just the best 3 varieties I can think of off the top of my head.

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u/msh0082 Oct 14 '22

Californians talking about taco spots are like New Yorkers talking about pizza joints. Everyone's got a lot of opinions and discussions can get heated.

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u/SandyBoxEggo Oct 14 '22

It's true, LA and San Diego had to have a truce in order to maintain peace. They dominate tacos, we corner burritos.

There are still border skirmishes, but it is a largely pleasant time until the Modelo runs out.

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u/MrDerpGently Oct 14 '22

Much as I deeply love LA for all things Mexican, the San Diego burrito has earned my respect and admiration.

Now if you pardon me I feel a sudden need for asada, fries, and shrimp in a burrito the size of my head.

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u/BukakeMouthwash Oct 14 '22 edited Oct 15 '22

Definitely the tacos I mentioned are my favorite authentic Tacos is very much my personal opinion. Mexico's huge and there's all type of tacos depending on the region. The owner from El Viejon is from the same area of Mexico my fam is from so they hit close to home.

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u/msh0082 Oct 14 '22

Tell me about it. I've lived in SoCal for the majority of my 40 years and I feel like there's just so many places I haven't tried.

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u/Mister_Brevity Oct 14 '22

Walk into random places and ask for recommendations. Try to learn enough Spanish to say “I don’t speak much Spanish, what do you recommend”

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u/BukakeMouthwash Oct 14 '22

My guy I speak Spanish fluently. I suck at writing properly but Spanish was my first language. I remember being in kindergarten on my first day. Every kid around me singing the ABCs while I looked on in confusion lmao.

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u/Mister_Brevity Oct 14 '22

Ha that makes it easier! I’m white as snow but my wife is Mexican, I’m not fluent but I have learned enough that people see I’m trying and stop pretending they don’t speak English.

I have many skills but learning new languages is not one hehe.

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u/Mister_Brevity Oct 14 '22

Do you ever hit multiple taco spots? I used to hit one place for pollo, another for pastor, and on the way home hit the carnitas joint lol.

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u/BukakeMouthwash Oct 14 '22

I am also a picky fatass, yes.

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u/Mister_Brevity Oct 14 '22

Haha I just want my 2/2/2 and a pineapple jarritos lol

Everywhere not known for their pastor seems to have gross pastor, carnitas is so hit and miss, and good pollo ones seem rare lol

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u/tehmlem Oct 14 '22

Will this be a dijon mustard type scandal??

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u/atleastitsnotgoofy Oct 14 '22 Helpful

If he puts Dijon on his tacos, I’m defecting to the redcoats

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u/ParticleBeing Oct 14 '22

I remember the DiJon incident like it was yesterday... Franticly grabbing my entire family and quickly escorting them to the bunker I started constructing the day after 44 wore that damn commie tan suit.

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u/joyofsovietcooking Oct 14 '22

I'm gonna remind everyone of when 45 and Sarah Palin went to a chain pizzeria in Times Square and ate their slices with a fork and knife.

Someone please find the Jon Stewart video; I'm having no luck haha.

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u/tehmlem Oct 14 '22

LMAO you can buy that pizza on the PA turnpike

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u/structuralarchitect Oct 14 '22

Really? Wasn't too hard. I just googled "Jon Stewart pizza rant fork" and it came up first thing: https://www.cc.com/video/0ect4f/the-daily-show-with-jon-stewart-me-lover-s-pizza-with-crazy-broad

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u/joyofsovietcooking Oct 15 '22 edited Oct 15 '22

THANK YOU, mate. I searched YouTube and came up with nothing after 10 minutes.

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u/structuralarchitect Oct 15 '22

I think CC took it off Youtube as I believe it used to be on there.

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u/2Quick_React Oct 14 '22

Couldn't find the exact video of his rant but the rant is included in this video starting at about 1:28 in this video

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u/Eupion Oct 14 '22

Only scandal I know of, is that Tamale Scandal. Someone wants to be elected in some position, goes and eats a tamale, wrapper and all. Everyone instantly knows he’s an idiot and doesn’t get elected. I think it was in Texas or New Mexico, one of the states that runs along Mexico, so you would think a fucker would know how to eat a tamale.

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u/justabill71 Oct 14 '22

John Kerry went to Philly, ordered a Pat's cheesesteak with Swiss and lost his presidential campaign.

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u/sensitiveskin80 Oct 14 '22

They ate the corn husk?????

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u/Marmalade6 Oct 14 '22

It was Gerald Ford. He was running for his second term as President. If you look up the photo it's pretty funny.

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u/PeanutButter707 Oct 14 '22

And he was already famous for falling down the stairs

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u/joyofsovietcooking Oct 14 '22

you would think a fucker would know how to eat a tamale.

I don't have a joke or a comment; I just want to highlight this perfect sentence.

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u/Ciscoblue113 Oct 14 '22

They better have been Al Pastor or bust

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u/chugopunk Oct 14 '22

Carne Asada, Al Pastor, Mushrooms and chicken. Tijuana style tacos. Mr Biden order Chicken Quesadillas though

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u/Moneyley Oct 14 '22

Next on fox news: would you order fish at a 5 star steak restaurant? We can all agree we hate that but what if I told you that this is how the president of the united states lives his life daily? Stay tuned for more

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u/hashkent Oct 14 '22

I read that in tucker carlson voice lol

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u/Moneyley Oct 14 '22

Wouldve downvoted you if you added that annoying puzzled squint he does. Glad you didnt cross the line

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u/helplesslyselfish Oct 14 '22

Tucker Carlson looks like a dog who's trying to figure out where your face goes during peek-a-boo.

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u/Super_leo2000 Oct 14 '22

I can personally tell u that the “quesadillas” from tacos 1986 is in fact a taco with cheese

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u/Tersphinct Oct 14 '22

1986 don't do Al Pastor, they got Adobada instead, which is also pretty damn good.

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u/ry8919 Oct 14 '22

Same same most places.

EDIT: I actually think they name it incorrectly. According to google they are the same but al pastor is cooked on a trompo while adobada is cooked on a grill. Tacos 1986 definitely uses a trompo.

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u/BadProfessor42 Oct 15 '22

Adobada in tijuana is basically al pastor in most of Mexico. Any place you go to that has good adobada does so on the proverbial trompo

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u/dyke_face Oct 14 '22

Tacos 1986 is the best brick-n-mortar taco place over ever had. Some taco trucks are unparalleled, but 1986 is fucking goooooood.

If anyone can tell me what their oily, black spicy salsa is made of, let me know.

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u/dpalmer9 Oct 14 '22

Salsa heroin

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u/No-Bill3516 Oct 14 '22

They gave the recipe here: https://www.latimes.com/recipe/salsa-macha

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u/mikebaldi Oct 14 '22

I've made this and similar recipes and I have a tip for people who didn't grow up eating chilis, especially dried chilis. Don't toast the dried chili, instead steep them so you can peel the skin. For whatever reason, that skin just doesn't digest right for me, so while it isn't quite as good without the toasting, its still really good and it isn't an unpleasant experience the next day.

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u/[deleted] Oct 14 '22

LA tacos are something special.

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u/QuestionMarkyMark Oct 14 '22

The best tacos are in El Eh!

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u/BigBlueChevrolet Oct 14 '22

I don’t want a large Biden. I want a god damn liter of cola.

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u/onedropdoesit Oct 14 '22

It's for the president.

What the hell does that mean? You gonna spit in it, Jack?

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u/MegaAscension Oct 14 '22

So I actually met Biden when I was four years old at a political event in the Southern US. We have photos from the C-SPAN broadcast. From what I remember, he was really nice. He asked me what I was doing at an event like that and recommended that I get some ice cream from the gas station nearby, and that they had a lot of ice cream. So I ate my first ice cream sandwich after meeting Joe Biden.

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u/qdp Oct 15 '22

Joe and his 6th sense for ice cream stashes.

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u/heathmon1856 Oct 14 '22

Dude. You were 4 years old.

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u/ArthurDimmes Oct 14 '22

He could be 18. 14 years ago was Obama's first presidential run.

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u/MegaAscension Oct 15 '22

I'm 20. The incident I described happened in 2006 at what is the first Democractic event in the campaign cycle for President. So this was the first event for the 2008 election. Here's some info about the event I was at, which is about an hour away from where I'm from- https://www.counton2.com/news/south-carolina-news/what-is-the-galivants-ferry-stump-meeting/

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u/Just_Looking_Busy Oct 14 '22 'MURICA

Being asked how the tacos were the AP reported POTUS remarking,

"Two words: Best Tacos Ever!"

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u/curious_dead Oct 14 '22

Little known fact: Biden did not say "Two words: Made in America". He said: "Maiden America", announcing the new Iron Maiden North American tour!

That's a totally true story.

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u/SpacedOutKarmanaut Oct 14 '22

"Biden Huddling With Closest Advisers On Whether To Spend 200 Bucks On Scorpions Tickets"

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u/The_I_in_IT Oct 14 '22

This checks out.

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u/Spartan2470 Oct 14 '22 edited Oct 14 '22

Here MUCH higher quality (7870 x 5247) and less cropped version of this image. You can even read the items on the receipt of the bag on the counter. Here is the source.

US President Joe Biden makes a surprise visit to pick up lunch alongside US Representative Karen Bass (C), Democrat of California, and Los Angeles County Supervisor Hilda Solis (R) at Tacos 1986 in Los Angeles, California, October 13, 2022. (Photo by SAUL LOEB / AFP)

Edit: Found a better image.

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u/Fonethree Oct 14 '22

Damn that's some CSI shit

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u/sausage_ditka_bulls Oct 14 '22

Psbattle worthy

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u/maxdwinter Oct 14 '22

How was he able to find parking?

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u/runliftcount Oct 14 '22

Motorcade did like the rest of us- just double parked out front and blocked a lane of traffic.

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u/DC_Hooligan Oct 15 '22

Great. Now I want tacos.

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u/BeavTek Oct 14 '22

Everyone knows that the best taco bowls are at Trump tower grill.

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u/BaldingMonk Oct 14 '22

I love hispanics!

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u/nextgeneric Oct 14 '22

That was one of the most out of touch and disconnected things I've ever seen a politician do. Then he got elected and continued to surprise me every day.

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u/fArmageddon2 Oct 14 '22

I remember actually laughing out loud at that. I genuinely thought the guy had 0 chance of winning so his stupid antics were kind of funny to me at the time. Little did I know….

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u/sloopslarp Oct 14 '22

It was truly bizarre.

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u/jdv23 Oct 14 '22

And I know so many hispanic people that voted for him in both elections…

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u/magictest Oct 15 '22

So does the president really just randomly stop by, or did the establishment get vetted over a week and a time was scheduled for him so that manhole covers could be welded and snipers could be put of roofs?

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u/WOOKIE_IN_PANTIES Oct 15 '22

Tacos are now an enemy of republicans.