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
Obama Gave Cameron ... a Grill?
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)

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. (Read more President Obama stories.)

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