Daniel Rugg Webb, a 32-year-old cashier at Franklin Barbecue in Austin, Texas didn’t believe that the President was stopping by when he heard the rumor, but it became a reality when eight secret service agents walked in.
“[They] frisked everybody, which was kind of my favorite part,” Webb told BuzzFeed. “Then he just showed up.” Webb, a comedian and retired musician took advantage of an opportunity while the President was signing a reportedly $300 bill.
Right-wingers are sure to complain about the bill, and the fact that the President jumped to the front of the line to buy takeout lunch for his travel party–but first he purchased lunch for the two people ahead of whom he jumped, Bruce Finstead and his daughter Faith. When President Obama heard their order of three pounds of beef, two pounds of ribs, a half-pound of sausage, and a half-pound of turkey for themselves and two other family members, he joked, “Hold on now. How many folks are you guys feeding? Just kidding.”
As the President was signing for his own bill, Webb slammed his hand on the counter and exclaimed, “Equal rights for gay people!”
The President asked, “Are you gay?”
Webb responded, “Only when I’m having sex!”
The President laughed, then told him, “Not in front of the kids!”
And then, the President gave him what FOX News dimwit E.D. Hill once called a “terrorist fist jab.”
“As a comedian, it was cool to have a moment where I was making a sitting president laugh — over something that might be considered inappropriate is a bonus,” Webb said of his interaction with the President.
Webb said that he appreciates the President’s willingness to speak out for gay rights. “It would be interesting if he could call some people out for it. People can use a lot of things—religion, freedom of speech—to be anti-gay, but I need people to understand you can call people out for civil rights things,” Webb said. He told Buzzfeed he had hoped to get in a crack about “famously anti-gay” Rick Perry.
“We are an anti-gay state. We are a state with a whole bunch of hungry children and sick old people, and [Rick Perry is] grandstanding on things that will get him a better election,” Webb said. “And it’s glaringly obvious. He’s kind of primitive in his social beliefs. I would like to see Rick Perry negatively influenced by any kind of attention. Even Obama laughing at something as, hopefully, acceptable as sexuality can show the difference.”