Obama Cut the Line at America’s Most Famous Barbecue Joint

Everyone seems weirdly fine with it. Photo: Jacquelyn Martin/Getty Images

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, I’m buying for them," he said before also purchasing "about eight pounds of brisket, ribs, sausage and turkey."

He sealed the purchase with a fist-bump:

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