Embassy officials have also been asked to bring the President to the official opening of a pig farm.
He even drove to pig farms just to watch them for hours.
"The site used to be a pig farm," he tells me.
"I've assessed pig farms back home that were better kept up than some of these houses."
People still think as if they are going to be put on a pig farm in the Midwest with someone coming at them.
"I had worked on a pig farm one summer as a student," says Rob, now 47.
The area is named after the pig farm over which the housing estate was built.
The area itself has also been a pig farm and a quarry.
"Off the record - you know about the pig farms, right?"
I would have countered, maybe for a pig farm in exchange.