Broccoli is What Really Divides Obama from the Bushes

Today President Obama announced his favorite food: broccoli.

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Today a young journalist at the Kids’ State Dinner–which started around 10 a.m.—asked President Obama about his favorite food. His answer? “Broccoli.”

The Bush family would not be impressed. President George H.W. Bush was an avowed Broccoli hater. “I do not like broccoli,” the President said in 1990, responding to queries about a broccoli ban he imposed aboard Air Force One. ”And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m President of the United States, and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli!”

When his son, George W. Bush, was asked the question on the presidential campaign trail in 2000, he reportedly said, “I like the tops, but not the stalks.”