President Obama was busted by Fox News cameras Monday as he made a stealthy little move to get an urgently needed fix of his favorite chewing gum during East Room ceremonies honoring George H.W. Bush and the Points of Light program.
The White House has touted Obama’s success at quitting cigarettes, but the dirty little secret Obama aides don’t talk about is that the president apparently remains fully addicted to nicotine and can sometimes be seen chomping Nicorette at formal occasions where gum chewing by the Leader of the Free World would seem inappropriate.
It’s unlikely the gum is anything but Nicorette, since the sight of presidents or prime ministers chewing gum in public is otherwise pretty much unheard of.
In the video below, Obama gets started on a stick of gum while Bush’s son Neil is speaking.