At a reception yesterday, President Obama said goodbye to the White House executive pastry chef, who is leaving after seven years on the job. Bill Yosses's pies were so good that Obama said his cholesterol shot up, a likely consequence of eating too much pie. The first family even deemed Yosses the "crustmaster." But some think Obama may have gone a bit too far while heaping on the praise for the baked goods.
"I don't know what he does, whether he puts crack in them, or ... " Obama said, trailing off.
Michelle Obama made a face. "No, he doesn't," she said. "There is no crack in our pies."
There was, of course, plenty of reaction to Obama's cringeworthy quip.
President of the United States of America JOKES about crack cocaine--feels like I'm living on MARS..http://t.co/PkY4w6CiAP
— Beverly Simcic (@BeverlySimcic) July 1, 2014
Ending the day with Obama & wife disagreeing on whether their pies taste like crack. Thank you libs. It's been a great Monday.
— Breeanne Howe (@breeannehowe) June 30, 2014
— John Schwartz — NYT (@jswatz) July 1, 2014
— BrettMDecker (@BrettMDecker) July 1, 2014
so this was said http://t.co/en5koPdjE6
— Matt Dailida (@MJDBOS) July 1, 2014