Daniel Rugg Webb told the Austin Chronicle that when Obama cut to the front of a lengthy line at Franklin Barbecue and was ready to order, Webb, who was behind the register, dramatically exclaimed, “Equal rights for gay people!”
“Are you gay?” the president asked.
“Only when I have sex.”
“That’s when he laughed and said, ‘Bump me,'” Webb says. “That’s my favorite part because it was cool to get a joke in. In all the photos [all over the Internet], I look like a dead fish, but it was cool. I do stand-up, so it was nice to have some interaction based on, hopefully, something funny.”
Webb, “who laments not being properly attired” in a dress, told the Chronicle, “it was just a lucky day to be the register girl.”
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Webb said had Texas Governor Rick Perry walked in instead of Obama, Webb would have lost his job because he “would’ve taken that old queen to town.”
Obama reportedly spent $300 on food for himself and the people he cut in front of, and Webb blasted people who criticized Obama for being one of the only people to have ever cut in line at Franklin Barbecue.
“Logistically, that’s a really lazy complaint,” Webb told the Chronicle. “I don’t think you can safely have a world leader hanging around in a line.”
Webb said Obama spoke to other patrons, who handed Obama a sign that read, “Stop Deportations,” about the illegal immigration issue. Obama attended three fundraisers for Democrats last week in Austin and Dallas, but he did not make a trip to the border to see the illegal immigration crisis firsthand.