Enjoying beer and white sausages surrounded by men in lederhosen, Barack Obama looked perfectly at home as he tucked into a Bavarian breakfast over the weekend.
But now the mayor of the picturesque Alpine village of Kruen has revealed that the U.S. president’s order was somewhat less traditional than it looked – including a non-alcoholic wheat beer.
Eyebrows were raised when, having just stepped off of a night flight from the U.S., Obama was photographed at 11am enjoying half a litre of weissbier – the customary accompaniment to the local hearty breakfast of pretzels and minced veal and bacon sausages.
His claim to authenticity took something of a pounding a few hours later, however, when local mayor Thomas Schwarzenberger told reporters that the beer Obama and those accompanying him were served actually contained no alcohol.
Not a good look, Obama. I want to stand behind my president but this move is so unamerican. Im sure Big O can handle a drink or two. So what if you have some summit meeting later in the day? Walking in a bit tipsy in a country synonymous with beer is understandable. Getting caught drinking an O’Duels is unacceptable. Makes you look like a pussy and thats the last thing you need when your at some power conference about running a country and handling wars and shit.