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Happy 4th July: here’s a slideshow of US presidents stuffing their faces

Barack Obama loves ice cream, and George Bush is a divil for ribs…
Jul 4th 2012, 7:45 AM 6,938 9

IT’S INDEPENDENCE DAY in America, and the country will gather around BBQs and cookouts to celebrate the anniversary of the Declaration of Independence  and the winning of political freedom from Great Britain in 1776.

President Barack Obama will be hosting a picnic with military families and his administration staff and their families where there’s sure to be burgers and hot dogs a plenty. Could there be a more perfect time to take a look back at some of America’s presidents enjoying their grub through the years?…

If you’re celebrating the Fourth of July today, whether at home or abroad, send us your pictures of the festivities to or you can tweet us @TheJournal_ie.

And here’s one video of a president NOT enjoying his grub. On a visit to Japan in 1992 President George HW Bush became ill on a visit to Japan and vomited on Japanese Prime Minister Miyazawa Kiichi…

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