-- When President Obama walked into Gregg’s Restaurant and Pub in Providence, R.I., for a surprise lunch today with Democratic gubernatorial candidate Gina Raimondo, the devil was waiting …
... so were a few Flintstones and a pirate.
After meeting the restaurant’s owner, the aptly named Bob Bacon, the president headed straight to the sweets – it is Halloween after all – and ordered a sinister “Death by Chocolate” cake from the devil, a server in disguise.
The president then ordered a less-devilish, but perhaps more deadly entree: a burger, medium well, with the works and fries.
When one of the servers noted “Michelle’s not going to be happy about that,” the president told her. “You know what, you don’t have to tell.”
The Halloween fun will continue this evening, when the president and first lady host pint-sized goblins, superheroes and princesses at the White House. The tiny trick-or-treaters, local school kids and children of military families will be rewarded with candy and, of course, some first lady-approved healthy snacks.
Obama did in fact share the massive chocolate cake. He negotiated a deal with the press aboard AF1 -- cake in exchange for letting Press Secretary Josh Earnest skip the planned gaggle.