President Barack Obama was caught again Wednesday chewing gum abroad — this time while meeting with one of China's top leaders.
According to the White House press pool, Obama "was chewing gum" as he stepped into a meeting with China's National People's Congress Chairman Zhang Dejiang.
Reporters had previously spotted the president "chewing his Nicorette" during the opening remarks at the Asia Pacific Economic Corporation summit early Tuesday morning.
U.S. President Barack Obama speaks at a lunch banquet in the Great Hall of the People in Beijing Wednesday, Nov. 12, 2014. Obama is on a state visit after attending the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation summit. (AP Photo/Greg Baker, Pool)
Obama's gum chewing has seemingly bothered some in China.
“We made this meeting so luxurious, with singing and dancing, but see Obama, stepping out of his car chewing gum like an idler,” Yin Hong, a professor of journalism at Beijing’s Tsinghua University, wrote earlier this week, according to USA Today.
Obama, who has struggled with smoking throughout his life, is a well known user of Nicorette, a type of gum aimed at helping individuals kick the habit.
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