Ex-Obama Spokesman Gibbs Is Now a Fast-Food Honcho

He'll run global communications for McDonald's
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 9, 2015 12:17 PM CDT
Ex-Obama Spokesman Gibbs Is Now a Fast-Food Honcho
A 2011 photo of former White House Press Secretary Robert Gibbs.   (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster, File)

From the White House to the ... golden arches? Former Obama spokesman and adviser Robert Gibbs is now in charge of global communications for McDonald's, reports Politico. CEO Steve Easterbook explains that Gibbs, who left the White House in 2011, brings “experience and outside perspective to McDonald’s as we build a more modern, progressive burger company."

Still, it's an "interesting" move given the White House push to raise the minimum wage, notes Politico. (Though McDonald's has made progress on that, at least for company-owned franchises.) And as the Washington Post observes, "Michelle Obama is certainly not going to be lovin’ it." (She'd rather have kids jump rope than eat fast food.)

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