Obama Stops at NYC Gap, Buys Sweaters

Wednesday, Mar 12, 2014  |  Updated 6:20 AM EDT
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President Obama stopped at a Gap store in Manhattan Tuesday, purchasing sweaters for his daughters and a workout top for his wife, in a show of support for the chain's decision to raise wages for U.S. employees. Checkey Beckford reports.

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President Obama stopped at a Gap store in Manhattan Tuesday, purchasing sweaters for his daughters and a workout top for his wife, in a show of support for the chain's decision to raise wages for U.S. employees. Checkey Beckford reports.

President Obama stopped at a Gap store in Manhattan Tuesday, purchasing sweaters for his daughters and a workout top for his wife, in a show of support for the chain's decision to raise wages for U.S. employees. 

The Gap has committed to raising wages to a minimum of $10 an hour by next year. Obama wants Congress to raise the federal minimum wage to $10.10, but lawmakers have resisted.

At the store, Obama perused khakis and sweatshirts before a saleswoman talked him through some options for his girls.

He held up a pink v-neck, but the president said he was concerned the v-neck would slip off his daughter's shoulders. He ended up settling on a light pink crewneck for Sasha and a bright pink one for Malia.

For the first lady, he picked out a navy blue zip-up workout shirt.

"I think the ladies will be impressed with my style sense," he said as he paid and pretended not to know how to use the credit card machine.
 
"I'm only kidding," he told reporters. "It hasn't been that long since I bought something."
 
Obama, who was in New York for Democratic fundraisers, said he's "continuing to push Congress to boost minimum wage."
 
"Congrats to the Gap and I am very pleased with my sweaters," Obama said.

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