President crashes kids' 'state dinner'
July 9th, 2013
04:17 PM ET
9 months ago

President crashes kids' 'state dinner'

Washington (CNN) - President Barack Obama made a surprise appearance at Tuesday's kids' "State Dinner" at the White House - an event thrown by the the first lady to welcome the winners of the second annual "Healthy Lunchtime Challenge."

"Usually at a state dinner I get invited, so I don't know what happened on this one," the president joked. "I hear the food is pretty good."

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  1. Dutch/Bad Newz, VA -aka- Take Back The House -aka- No Redemption Votes

    There he goes again indoctrinating our children. I don't want my children eating vegetables. They better have some hamhocks and fatback.

    July 9, 2013 04:25 pm at 4:25 pm |
  2. Donna

    Thank God we are cutting government to the bone.... yeah, right.

    July 9, 2013 04:28 pm at 4:28 pm |
  3. just askin

    i see far more adults than kids in this picture. another photo op scam from obama. move along.

    July 9, 2013 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  4. PJ

    That really looks like fun for everybody. A really nice thing to do.

    July 9, 2013 04:37 pm at 4:37 pm |
  5. Wake up People!

    I love our President and First Lady!!

    I bet the children were so excited to meet him.

    July 9, 2013 04:54 pm at 4:54 pm |
  6. Gurgyl

    It is always better to eat healthy–fruits, vegetables–but only problem is if every ne of these cornevourous creatures eat like me–my eatables price goes up–then we better subsidize ou farmers to produce more veggies and fruits. Meat is as bad as tobacco. Better watch out. Do some meditation too. It is not a religion. Listen–you feel so good.

    July 9, 2013 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  7. Malory Archer

    just askin
    i see far more adults than kids in this picture. another photo op scam from obama. move along.

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    Maybe those adults are the PARENTS of the honored guests. If they weren't there and the photo was of a bunch of kids with the President you would accuse him of kidnapping and indoctrinating them, and howl about their parents not being invited. Then you'd finish with something along the lines of "I would NEVER allow my children to be alone with 'that one'".

    July 9, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  8. Ed1

    Just another photo op Obama doesn't have time for real issues like jobs and reducing our debt.

    Obama's healthcare plan is a bust too from 900 billion to 1.8 trillion and now who knows.

    Why can't the people wake up and see what's going on in this Country just pass the bill and they we can read it to see what's in it. Bet they still haven't read the bill yet just like the gun bill too.

    Does anybody read any bill up there.

    July 9, 2013 05:30 pm at 5:30 pm |
  9. Marie MD

    That had to have been quite the moment for these kids. At least they are trying to do better for themselves.
    Good for the Obamas.

    July 9, 2013 05:45 pm at 5:45 pm |
  10. Marie MD

    @Ed1 Just another photo op Obama doesn't have time for real issues like jobs and reducing our debt.
    I hit enter too soon. Just to give you a heads up . . . . . . if you can take yours out of your behind . . . . . . your rethugs in congress are the ones who ran on jobs in 2010 and they are the ones standing in the way of debt reduction and job creation.

    July 9, 2013 05:47 pm at 5:47 pm |
  11. Barb

    That is what our young black youth need to ensure their health is not in danger in the near future.

    July 9, 2013 07:16 pm at 7:16 pm |
  12. Maria Rivera-Carvalho

    That was a nice thing to do by any standard. Let haters keep hating and poisoning their lives with spite.

    July 9, 2013 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |