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Obama’s Wrangler joke draws reaction from Chrysler workers

U.S. President Barack Obama elicited boos from Jeep workers after he made a dig at the Wrangler during a stop at a Chrysler plant in Toledo, Ohio.

Published June 6, 2011
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U.S. President Barack Obama elicited some playful boos from Jeep workers after he made a dig at the Wrangler during a stop at a Chrysler plant in Toledo, Ohio.

In a message taped during Obama’s Friday visit, the president told about 350 Chrysler workers that the American auto industry’s resurgence was inspiration for a broader recovery.

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But it was one analogy during his speech that got the most reaction out of some workers.

Describing the bumps along the road to recovery, Obama said it was a path so arduous that even a Wrangler couldn’t get through it. And this sparked some playful jeers from employees — many of whom would heartily argue the compact, four-wheel drive off-road SUV can overcome any obstacle.

Obama was quick to react by saying: “A Wrangler can go over anything, huh?”

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