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President Obama cracks joke–literally, it was a joke about crack

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. (


“I don’t know what he does, whether he puts crack in them, or…”


–President Obama on outgoing “crust master,” White House pastry chef Bill Yoses, and his addictive pies, during a reception for LGBT Pride Month in the East Room of the White House on Monday. Perhaps foreseeing the next day’s headlines, the first lady made sure that the record was clear: “No, he doesn’t,” she Obama. “There’s no crack in our pies.” Because the world had to know without a doubt that there are in fact no drugs in the leader of the free world’s dessert. Got it.

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