Apparently, being the ruler of the free world isn't enough to stop your credit card from being declined. President Obama gave remarks at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau today where he revealed that following a recent meal at Thomas Carter and Ignacio Mattos' Estela in New York City, his credit card was rejected. Obama explains: "I guess I don't use it enough, so they [the bank] thought there was fraud was going on." Thankfully, FLOTUS and turnip lover Michelle Obama had her card on her. Phew.
Even POTUS suffers from the occasional credit card rejection.