The White House Should’ve Said, ‘Obama Golfs So Much To Get Away From Michelle.’ Then Folks Would Empathize

Published on August 23, 2014

Oh, please. Are we to believe BHO was so distraught over Foley’s grisly murder that he had to go and play golf?  Sell crazy somewhere else.

The White House suggested Friday that President Barack Obama was trying to work out his tensions when he played 18 holes of golf on Wednesday – complete with grins and fist-bumps – immediately after delivering a brief but moving speech condemning the gruesome execution of American photojournalist James Foley.

And adding to the week of optics problems, Secretary of State John Kerry was spotted sailing off the island of Nantucket while the Pentagon and White House answered tough questions about the Middle East.

‘Sports and leisure activities are a good way for release and clearing of the mind for a lot of us,’ Deputy White House Press Secretary Eric Schultz told reporters in a makeshift briefing room on Martha’s Vineyard, where Obama is on a two-week vacation.

But ‘I am not going to get into the president’s mindset on that,’ he added.

The president drew fire this week after reacting for just five minutes to Foley’s on-camera slaying by Islamist militants linked to the Islamic State of Iraq and al-Sham (ISIS), and then gripping his driver for five hours.

Read more: Daily Mail