Despite being the leader of the free world, President Barack Obama has often presented himself as a true every man, dancing to Michael Jackson’s “Thriller” with Michelle one minute, and hitting the gym to the sounds of Beyoncé and Jay Z the next.
And just like every other red-blooded American, it turns out Barry likes watching baseball, and loves a good ol’ fashioned Doritos Locos Taco—especially when it’s free.
On Wednesday, as part of Taco Bell’s "Steal a Base, Steal a Taco" campaign, everyone in the U.S. is entitled to a free Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch-dusted taco until 6 p.m. local time. Fans of the fast-food Tex Mex chain have Francisco Lindor to thank; the Cleveland Indians' shortstop stole second base in Game 1 of the World Series, triggering the free DLT deal.
Though Obama famously launched his political career on Chicago’s South Side, his love of free Taco Bell clearly overshadows any allegiance he feels toward the Chicago Cubs. Campaigning in Ohio for Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton this week, the president paused from the political rhetoric for a moment to express how absolutely pumped he is to get his hands on some free DLTs.
“There is a reason I am bringing this up,” Obama said. “If you can find the time to get a free taco, then you can find the time to go vote."
Though Taco Bell's promotion guaranteed food for the entire country if—and only if—a base was stolen during the World Series, it didn't take long for the taco Gods to smile down on America. Lindor stole his base in the top half of the first inning of the Fall Classic, and today, the entire country gets to reap the rewards.
Though it remains unclear exactly what kind of DLT President Obama will be ordering, we’re guessing he’s more of a Cool Ranch guy at heart. Either way, God bless Taco Bell, and God bless the United States of America!
[via USA Today]