When President Barack Obama’s credit card was declined at a fancy restaurant in New York City last month, the first lady had him covered.
But CNN reports that bad credit was not the issue. The card was likely declined to prevent identity theft. The president told the story Friday while speaking to workers at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau in Washington, D.C., where he signed an executive order to bolster security measures for government credit cards.
“I guess I don’t use it enough, so they thought there was some fraud going on,” he said, according to CNN. “Luckily, Michelle had hers. I was trying to explain to the waitress that I’ve really been paying my bills.”
The incident occurred while the first couple was dining at Estela in downtown Manhattan during the president’s visit to New York City for the annual United Nations General Assembly session.
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