Scott Van Duzer, owner of the Big Apple Pizza & Pasta Restaurant in Ft. Pierce lifted President Obama off his feet with a bear hug when he stopped by his restaurant Sunday afternoon, the White House pool report said:
“Scott, what’s going on man,” Potus shouted as he came through the door. “Scott, let me tell you, you are like the biggest pizza shop owner I’ve ever seen.”
Potus approached Van Duzer, 46, of Port St. Lucie, who stands 6-foot-3 and weighs 260 pounds.
“Everybody look at these guns,” Potus said, pointing to Van Duzer’s monstrous pectoral muscles. “If I eat your pizza will I look like that?”
The two men laughed. They embraced. Van Duzer lifed Potus a good foot off the ground.
“Look at that!” Obama exclaimed once back on firm ground. “Man are you a powerlifter or what?”
Van Duzer later told the press at the event that was “just overcome with excitement” and he lifted up the president. He also said the Secret Service “said I was alright as long as I didn’t take him away.” Of course, the right wing isn’t so thrilled, since Mitt Romney doesn’t get such a response out of anyone, not even Seamus.