Just when President Obama makes it seem that he’s not paying full attention to what’s going on in the lives of everyday Americans, he manages to find a way to reconnect, usually on the campaign trail.
It’s unclear if the president heard about Taco Bell’s free taco promotion when everyone else did — on the news — or if he was briefed by his aides, but in either case, he managed to elicit cheers from a Cleveland crowd Tuesday in advance of Game 6 of the World Series by piggybacking on the fast food chain’s promotion. Hey, he didn’t build that!
oh god obama just plugged the free taco world series thing
— Justin Sink (@justinsink) November 1, 2016
Obama: "I am aware because Francisco Lindor stole 2nd base, everyone in America gets a free taco at Taco Bell today"
— Jeremy Pelzer (@jpelzer) November 1, 2016
See? He feels your hunger pangs. Rising insurance premiums might be keeping people from visiting the doctor as often as they might, but at least the president has given the go-ahead to hit the Taco Bell drive-thru on the way to early voting. Note, however, that Taco Bell is limiting customers to one free taco per person; Democrat voters might need some time to grasp that concept.
— WTAE-TV Pittsburgh (@WTAE) November 1, 2016
Obama notes Lindor's stolen base in WS = free tacos, says "if you can find the time to get a free taco, you can find the time to go vote."
— Alexandra Jaffe (@ajjaffe) November 1, 2016
Obama: "You can go vote and then you can go get your free taco. It's like a combo meal."
— Marina Fang (@marinafang) November 1, 2016
Please … no more political “combo meals.”
— Nick (@9Joe9) November 1, 2016
Heck, tell Cousin Pookie to get off the couch and grab that free taco on the way to the polls. But while making that run for the border, don’t be fooled into running for that okey-doke … okey doke?
— CBS News (@CBSNews) November 1, 2016
Obama says if you have time to go get a free taco, you have time to go vote. People want free food. They don't really want either candidate.
— Spooklypuff (@coleandress) November 1, 2016
People do like free stuff.
Lindor has done more for the country with that free taco steal than Obama has in 7 and a half years #LindorforPresident
— Brady Schlabach (@BradySchlabach) October 26, 2016
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It looks as though while President Obama wants Americans to go grab that free taco, Taco Bell in turn wants Americans to sit through the president’s campaign rally.
— Taco Bell (@tacobell) November 2, 2016