04:19 AM EDT 10/16/2013
Originally posted 07/10/2013 01:30PM
Forget the ongoing debate over healthcare. "Broccoli-Gate" is rearing its bushy, green head once again.
President Barack Obama rekindled the long-running presidential debate over the green veggie Tuesday, saying at the Kids' State Dinner – a luncheon hosted by First Lady (and healthy-eating advocate) Michelle Obama to honor children who won a contest by submitting healthy recipes – that broccoli was his favorite food.
The broccoli-brouhaha became a trending topic on Twitter, as people wondered whether the President was being honest or if his broccoli claim was really just a bunch of bologna.
"What kind of POTUS says his fav food is Broccoli?" President George W. Bush's former White House Press Secretary Ari Fleischer Tweeted. "Same one who in 2008 complained about the price of arugula at Whole Foods."
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