Obama Gave Cameron ... a Grill?

It's the latest gift that seems to have come out of left field

By Newser Editors and Wire Services

Posted Mar 14, 2012 11:45 AM CDT

(Newser) – It's better than a gift card, but the White House's latest round of gifts for a foreign dignitary is raising a few eyebrows: President Barack Obama and his wife, Michelle, have presented the British PM David Cameron and his wife, Samantha, with a wood and charcoal burning grill engraved with American and British friendship flags. The grill came with his-and-her White House chef jackets embroidered with the Camerons' names. Maybe they're manning the grill for tonight's state dinner?

The White House says the gifts commemorate the Obamas' May 2011 visit to London, when the Obamas and Camerons held a cookout for American and British members of the military. Michelle Obama also gave Samantha Cameron a vase of White House honey. And the Cameron children got bean bag chairs embroidered with their names and the presidential seal.

President Obama and British PM David Cameron work the grill as they visit with British and US service members and veterans at 10 Downing Street, Wednesday, May 25, 2011.
President Obama and British PM David Cameron work the grill as they visit with British and US service members and veterans at 10 Downing Street, Wednesday, May 25, 2011.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron participate in an official arrival ceremony at the White House March 14, 2012.
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron participate in an official arrival ceremony at the White House March 14, 2012.   (Getty Images)
President Obama listens as British PM David Cameron speaks during an arrival ceremony at the White House, Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
President Obama listens as British PM David Cameron speaks during an arrival ceremony at the White House, Wednesday, March 14, 2012.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Obama listens as British PM David Cameron speaks at the White House, Wednesday, March 14, 2012.
President Obama listens as British PM David Cameron speaks at the White House, Wednesday, March 14, 2012.   (AP Photo/Charles Dharapak)
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron talk in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, March, 14, 2012.
President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron talk in the Oval Office of the White House, Wednesday, March, 14, 2012.   (AP Photo/ Doug Mills, The New York Times, Pool)
President Barack Obama and British PM David Cameron participate in an arrival ceremony at the White House, March 14, 2012.
President Barack Obama and British PM David Cameron participate in an arrival ceremony at the White House, March 14, 2012.   (Getty Images)
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