At least two U.S. presidents in modern history have expressed strong sentiments about broccoli. In July 2013, at the Kids’ State Dinner at the White House, President Barack Obama told the group his favorite food: broccoli. At the other extreme, President George H.W. Bush, in March 1990, complained, “I do not like broccoli. And I haven’t liked it since I was a little kid and my mother made me eat it. And I’m president of the United States, and I’m not going to eat any more broccoli!’’ Bush banned broccoli on Air Force One and in the White House!