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Twitter Reacts to Obama's Torchy's Tacos Visit

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No trashy for him.

President Barack Obama outside of the Torchy's Tacos on South 1st
President Barack Obama outside of the Torchy's Tacos on South 1st
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Nadia Chaudhury is the editor of Eater Austin covering food and pop culture, as well as a photographer, writer, and frequent panel moderator and podcast guest.

For Barack Obama’s first Austin meal of the day, the president went with tacos from Torchy’s, the local chain. Because of his taco detour, he had to explained to his SXSW keynote audience why he was late. He ordered the politically-themed tacos, the barbacoa Democrat, jalapeno sausage Republican, and fried mushroom Independent. Of course people have many opinions on his choice. Eater rounded up the best Twitter reactions to his Austin pit stop.

Torchy’s Tacos were understandably very happy, and had an order suggestion, too.

White House Political Director David Simas had fun with the taco trip. He even asked White House principal deputy press secretary Eric Schultz for recommendations.

Obama treated Austin Mayor Steve Adler to a taco, who added his two cents on what the visit meant for tacos in Texas.

SXSW moderator and and editor in chief of Texas Tribune Evan Smith was thankful for Obama's lunch trip, if only because it answered a pressing question (and he agreed with his choice).

Others had order suggestions. Some wished he ordered the Trailer Park or or the Dirty Sanchez instead, if only because he would have to said those words out loud.

The big question: queso?

Someone else figured Obama went to Torchy's because Franklin Barbecue's line was just too much this time.

Someone else appreciated the politically-balanced order.

Two people debated whether or not Obama would’ve ordered his tacos trashy (covered in queso).

Someone imagined his reaction to the trio of tacos.

One person thought Obama should’ve gone to Austin’s other taco chain instead.

Or have gone to a place with more authentic tortillas.

Another person didn’t agree with Torchy’s price points.

Torchy's Tacos

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