Obama quips that there’s crack in the White House pie. There was quite a reaction.

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.

While bidding departing White House executive pastry chef William "Bill" Yosses a fond farewell, President Obama said he's stumped as to how Yosses makes his pies so good. "His pies, I don't what he does, whether he puts crack in them or," the president said before trailing off. (WhiteHouse.gov)

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.

Katie Zezima is a national political correspondent covering the 2016 presidential election. She previously served as a White House correspondent for The Post.

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