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(NEWSER) – Even the leader of the free world sometimes has his credit card declined. As Obama explained today while signing an executive order protecting consumers from identity theft, he was at a New York restaurant during the UN general assembly when "my credit card was rejected," he said.

"It turned out I guess I don’t use it enough. They were—they thought there was some fraud going on. Fortunately, Michelle had hers. I was trying to explain to the waitress, you know, I really think that I’ve been paying my bills."

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