July 1st, 2014
08:28 AM ET
5 months ago

Obama jokes about 'crack' pies

Washington (CNN) - You don't hear this every day at the White House.

President Barack Obama praised retiring White House executive pastry chef Bill Yosses as the "Crustmaster" for his delicious pies, at an event Monday to celebrate LGBT Pride Month.

"We call Bill the "Crustmaster', because his pies, I don't know what he does, whether he puts crack in them," joked the President, as the crowd laughed.

A straight faced first lady Michelle Obama quickly responded "no he doesn't. There is no crack in our pies."

The President, who has a sweet tooth, went on to say that the pies made an immediate impact on his health, sharing the story of his first physical after he moved into the White House.

"My cholesterol shot up," the President said. "And the doctor was like, what happened?"

"And I thought, it's the pie! It's the pie! So we had to establish like a really firm rule about no pie during the week," Obama added.

The President also said that Yosses is "a man who's made life at the White House very sweet."

Yosses is leaving the White House after seven years to work on a new food literacy project to teach young children and adults about healthier eating habits.

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soundoff (71 Responses)
  1. Name

    Amercian people will not trust to presdient obama that he never tell truth to amercian people what happened about fraud check scam from afrcian amercian right
    Please please obama need tell truth people what happened about fraud check scam from vote support to him abour 2008

    July 1, 2014 08:45 am at 8:45 am |
  2. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Good one Mr. President! I always accuse the cooks at Popeyes of battering the chicken with crack. Because I'm addicted!! The best chicken ever!!😍😍😍

    July 1, 2014 08:46 am at 8:46 am |
  3. Rudy NYC

    I think the joke was inappropriate. It's only funny in the proper company and context, which this wasn't.

    July 1, 2014 08:51 am at 8:51 am |
  4. smith

    The potus tryin` to be funny. Nothing wrong with that but next time replace crack with drugs.

    July 1, 2014 08:55 am at 8:55 am |
  5. Gurgyl

    --I told you pres. Obama, we need to focus on Farming to produce more veggies, fruits. Make all eat healthy, vegetarian like me. God bless. Focus on California gardening and farming–fertile place to go.

    July 1, 2014 09:19 am at 9:19 am |
  6. Donna

    I am sure that Michelle wrung his neck the minute they got in private. One does not "joke" about drug laced food, especially if you are the President of the United States at a public event. Totally inappropriate and pretty stupid. Obama once again shows he has no clue about the office he holds. Does he have any clue that kids are getting rushed to hospitals in Colorado because they got their hands on pot laced food (cookies, etc.) being sold there?!

    July 1, 2014 09:30 am at 9:30 am |
  7. Justin Cider

    Nearly as funny as Bush joking about dead soldiers!

    July 1, 2014 09:35 am at 9:35 am |
  8. Much thunder...little rain

    Crack ? Really ....let them eat cake...or let them eat pie....while our boarders crumble ...get to work and get this country moving again...nah just have another piece of pie and play some golf

    July 1, 2014 09:41 am at 9:41 am |
  9. NothingWrongWithThat

    There is no joke so lighthearted as somebody somewhere can't manufacture offense and outrage about it.

    Congrats to Chef Yosses on his retirement.

    July 1, 2014 09:44 am at 9:44 am |
  10. phil box

    my guess is he would know about crack pies from experience.

    July 1, 2014 09:48 am at 9:48 am |
  11. David Voss

    Dis nice to have a prezidant whoz so in tuch with the peoplz. Classy guy.

    July 1, 2014 09:54 am at 9:54 am |
  12. Wake Up People! Many Rivers to cross.....

    Foxlite must be digging through the muck for the most demeaning responses they can find. An hour and a half and no responses?

    I just want to thank the haters up front for showing those that kept their head in the sand the truth. Nothing opens people eyes like seeing it for themselves up close and personal.

    July 1, 2014 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  13. Barry O.

    Really Michele, you mean there's not actually crack in the pies? Thanks Buzz Killington.

    July 1, 2014 09:55 am at 9:55 am |
  14. Rick McDaniel

    You have to wonder about the crack pies. I wouldn't doubt it, one second.

    July 1, 2014 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  15. OrmondGeorge

    If you haven't made that joke you must live in a cave and never have heard of crack OR be older than Croesus , I don't care what party you identify with.
    Do yourself a favor and don't even TRY to make anything out of this.

    July 1, 2014 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  16. Cec

    I love and admire Mrs Obama so, so much; That's a really smart woman! And lovely too. She and the president are just so cute together! They have this incredibly powerful chemistry.

    July 1, 2014 10:01 am at 10:01 am |
  17. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    because his pies, I don't know what he does, whether he puts crack in them,"
    ----------------------------------------------------–
    That's the way a lot of us refer to something culinary that you just can't seem to get enough of.
    It is an expression.
    What is the problem now?
    Give IT and yourselves a break folks.
    Save it for something that really matters.

    July 1, 2014 10:02 am at 10:02 am |
  18. john

    Obama thought he was talking about a crack pipe.

    July 1, 2014 10:04 am at 10:04 am |
  19. Dominican mama 4 Obama

    A straight faced first lady Michelle Obama quickly responded "no he doesn't. There is no crack in our pies."
    ----------------------------------------------------–
    I guess after six-years of people tearing into anything either of you say you felt compelled to clean that up for the willfully ignorant that misinterpret and misrepresent your every uttering, huh First Lady?

    July 1, 2014 10:05 am at 10:05 am |
  20. Manuel Labor

    I'm think he's better at these kinds of events than ones involving serious matters like foreign policy or immigration. This comment is more Joe Biden than Obama, and both should stay away from the real issues.

    July 1, 2014 10:09 am at 10:09 am |
  21. tomasseffect

    ....then his wife comments about her "crack pie" ....what idiots. Where's Jimmy Carter when the democrats need him most!

    July 1, 2014 10:11 am at 10:11 am |
  22. DC Johnny

    Oh, Barack. You funny, funny guy.

    Nothing is off limits when you step to the microphone without your teleprompter. Nothing is unbecoming of a president. The sky is literally the limit.

    July 1, 2014 10:16 am at 10:16 am |
  23. Tron

    No has said something monstrous in response to the President's joke? Way to show some restraint and tasteful judgment CNN comments section.

    July 1, 2014 10:19 am at 10:19 am |
  24. sonny chapman

    Obama has a crack pipe !!!

    July 1, 2014 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
  25. sonny chapman

    PS-they hate for our Freedom.

    July 1, 2014 10:21 am at 10:21 am |
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