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Obama endorses New York-style pizza over Chicago deep dish on Jimmy Fallon

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Former President Obama endorsed New York-style pizza over Chicago’s signature deep dish on Friday, dubbing it a more efficient way to eat pizza.

During an appearance on “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon,” the host asked the former commander in chief which of the two styles of pizza he preferred.

“I’m going to go contrary to type on this,” Obama said to Fallon’s surprise.

“I love Chicago deep-dish pizza. I love my hometown,” he said. “But New York style, being able to fold it, walk while you’re eating, there’s an efficiency element to it that I think puts it over the top.”

The former president added that New York style was more “practical, and said it’s best to sit down and eat deep-dish pizza.

Fallon interjected that a slice of deep dish “almost feels the same weight” as Obama’s memoir “A Promise Land.”

Fallon then asked if Obama like pineapple on his pizza, which the former president quickly rejected.

“No pineapple,” he said. “I’m from Hawaii, and I know you can’t have pineapple on a pizza. That’s just wrong.”

“A Promise Land” sold a record 1.7 million copies in its first week.

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