- Last Updated: 6:55 AM, June 23, 2012
- Posted: 1:23 AM, June 23, 2012
WASHINGTON — It seemed like a friendly crowd for the president . . . until the Secret Service took their forks and knives away.
Guests at a lunch for Latino leaders near Orlando, Fla., were shocked when they were told they had to give up their utensils before President Obama was to give a speech.
“As you know, we’re having another speaker and there is some Secret Service involved. So there’s a reason why there’s no knives at your table and the forks will be collected — and I’m not joking,” said Raquel Regalado, an announcer at the event.
The Secret Service confirmed it removed the utensils to eliminate any potential hazards to the president.