If you were the most powerful person in the world, wouldn't you use that power to the head of what is arguably America's most famous barbecue destination, skip the notoriously long line, and grab some brisket? You so would, and that's just what Barack Obama did earlier today while he was in Austin, surprising locals with a trip to Franklin Barbecue. According to KXAN, POTUS made up for jumping the queue by paying for the people who were already in line. "Because these folks were in front of me, Im buying for them," he said before also purchasing "about eight pounds of brisket, ribs, sausage and turkey."
Obama talks with some locals during a surprise visit to Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas pic.twitter.com/vYNf6DK01dDoug Mills (@dougmillsnyt) July 10, 2014
Obama at Franklin Barbecue in Austin pic.twitter.com/JjccNZ7TSbSteve Holland (@steveholland1) July 10, 2014
He sealed the purchase with a fist-bump: