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Obama Says Credit Card Was Denied in NYC

First Lady Picks Up Tab After Obama's Credit Card Denied 0:19

Not even the president of the United States is immune to the embarrassment of a declined credit card, apparently.

While signing an executive order aimed to help protect consumers from financial fraud on Friday, President Barack Obama revealed he recently had his credit card declined at a New York City restaurant.

“It turned out, I guess, I don't use it enough to so they thought there was some fraud going on,” Obama said. “Fortunately, Michelle had hers.”

White House press secretary Josh Earnest told reporters "I'm not able to speak to the current status of the presidential credit card."

— Andrew Rafferty