Obama And Biden Go Out For Lunch

President Obama and Vice President Joe Biden walked out of the White House to grab lunch at a nearby restaurant.

2. The two headed for Taylor Gourmet, a sandwich shop a few blocks away.

4. Cable news had absolutely no idea what was going on.

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5. This is how CNBC relayed the news:

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“I’m happy to have negotiations but we can’t do it with a gun held to the head of the American people… There’s no winning when federal workers aren’t getting paid — even if they have to work.”

11. The president and vice president received the 10% discount for furloughed federal workers, and their lunch total came to $21.56. President Obama paid.

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13. The move reminded many people of this scene from The West Wing, where President Bartlet walks to Capitol Hill to meet with the speaker of the House during a government shutdown.

16. Presidents! They’re just like us!

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