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Happy 4th July: here’s a slideshow of US presidents stuffing their faces

Barack Obama loves ice cream, and George Bush is a divil for ribs…

IT’S INDEPENDENCE DAY in America, and the country will gather around BBQs and cookouts to celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence  and the winning of political freedom from Great Britain in 1776.

President Barack Obama will be hosting a picnic with military families and his administration staff and their families where there’s sure to be burgers and hot dogs a plenty. Could there be a more perfect time to take a look back at some of America’s presidents enjoying their grub through the years?…

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Happy 4th July: here’s a slideshow of US presidents stuffing their faces
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  • Clinton with custard

  • Obama takes a sup

  • Bush and Arnie drinking coffee

  • George Bush eating ribs

  • Ronald and Nancy raise a glass to Arthur

  • Nixon shares with the dog

  • Bush unsure about saki

  • Reagan eating fried chicken

  • Nixon with chopsticks

  • Bush eating frozen custard

  • The Obamas enjoying corn dogs

  • Does my bum look big in this?

  • Obama eating chocolate

  • The Bushes in Mongolia

  • Obama and Cameron making burgers

  • Reagan eating a Big Mac

  • Obama enjoys a pint

  • Bush and Merkel with some herring

  • Clinton eating a burger

  • Obama and Medvedev eating burgers

  • Bush and Reagan enjoying breakfast in 1980

  • Obama sharing popcorn

  • Clinton cutting a pizza

  • Bush eats with the troops

  • Obama enjoying a chicken wing

  • Bush eating corn

  • Clinton eating ice-cream

  • Reagan anticipates cake

  • Obama ordering chili

  • Obama eating ice-cream

And here’s one video of a president NOT enjoying his grub. On a visit to Japan in 1992 President George HW Bush became ill on a visit to Japan and vomited on Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi…

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