From a bountiful table filled with culinary delights from Oaxaca, Mexico's president offered unusual advice for a country facing the coronavirus crunch: keep dining out.
"I'll tell you when not to go out any longer," the left-wing populist said, explaining that the pandemic was still only in its first phase.
"If you're able and have the means to do so, continue taking your family out to eat … because that strengthens the economy."
López Obrador, who most know as Amlo, has responded to the coronavirus crisis with nonchalance – never missing an opportunity to contradict the advice of public health officials or paint the pandemic as a plot to derail his presidency.
In recent weeks Amlo has routinely avoided social distancing and organised campaign-style rallies rife with gladhanding, hugs and baby-kissing.