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Secret Service Removes Cutlery Before Obama Addresses Latinos

Saturday, 23 Jun 2012 07:05 PM

By Patrick Hobin

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Latino lunch guests awaiting an appearance by President Barack Obama were left scratching their heads after knives and forks were hurried away from tables ahead his speech.

The guests hurried to finish their salads and chicken after they heard an unusual announcement that they needed to hand over their silverware for security reasons, according to Politico.

“It’s very important that you use your utensils as soon as possible,” National Association of Latino Elected and Appointed Officials board member Raquel Regalado told about 1,000 delegates gathered for lunch at the group’s annual conference. The silverware needed to be collected before Obama entered the room at Disney’s Contemporary Resort at Walt Disney World.

Online commenters were quick to come up with a name for the incident: “Forks and Furious.”

The Secret Service told Politico the request is common at large events where the president speaks when people are dining. "Any implication that this was unique for this event is completely inaccurate,” Special Agent Max Milien told Politico.

The website reported, however, that there are a “wide variety of breakfasts, lunches and dinners the president attends where diners still have the full complement of silverware as Obama speaks.”


 


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