Barack Obama
Barack Obama

Awkward moment as Barack Obama's credit card rejected

HAVING your credit card rejected is something that happens to everyone - even the president of the United States.

Barack Obama was quoted as saying on Friday that he had it rejected last month while out in New York with his wife Michelle. He was in the city to attend sessions at the United Nations.

Speaking at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau while he signed executive orders to tighten security on federal debit and credit cards, he said:

"I went to a restaurant up in New York during the UN General Assembly and my credit card was rejected. It turned out I guess I don't use it enough, so they thought there was some fraud going on… Fortunately, Michelle had hers.

"I was trying to explain to the waitress, 'No, I really think that I've been paying my bills,'" he added, according to ABC News.


Check your crabs carefully, size limits are about to change

Premium Content Check your crabs carefully, size limits are about to change

Fishers will soon need to check their crab pots even more carefully with the...

North Coast concerns to be heard at rural health inquiry

Premium Content North Coast concerns to be heard at rural health inquiry

The inquiry will look at the pressures of rural and regional health

FOMO alert: Bluesfest 80% sold out and new artists confirmed

Premium Content FOMO alert: Bluesfest 80% sold out and new artists confirmed

Peter Noble: “Pinch me, my dream is coming true"