It turns out President Obama is just like average Americans after all.
As the President was signing an executive order on identity theft Thursday, he told the attending crowd that, while having dinner in New York City last month with his wife, First Lady Michelle Obama, his credit card was rejected.
“I should mention, by the way, I went to a restaurant up in New York when I was at the U.N. General Assembly, and my credit card was rejected. It turned out I guess I don’t use it enough. They thought there was some fraud going on. Fortunately, Michelle had hers. I was trying to explain to the waitress, ‘No, I really think I’ve been paying my bills.’”
This is not the first time the President has wrestled with credit card problems, The Washington Times reported. Last year, JP Morgan was the victim of a large cyberattack, compromising 76 million accounts. The President reportedly has a JP Morgan credit card, but bank officials did not say if the President’s card was affected.
USA Today reported the order Obama signed, aimed at combating identity theft, requires chip-and-pin technology on federal government credit and debit cards.
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h/t: Washington Times