The White House suggested that Obama was trying to work out his tensions when he played 18 holes of golf on Wednesday – complete with grins, fist-bumps and looking like all was right in the world.
Deputy White House Press Secretary Eric Schultz insisted that Obama’s work, and his concerns about domestic and international crises, travel with him wherever he goes and Obama needs to blow off steam by golfing. Yes, he said that. Yes, you are suppose to believe that.
Schultz briefed reporters Friday on Martha’s Vineyard and hinted that Obama needed to decompress just a bit on the golf course; consider it mental health time.
‘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.
‘Just because the president is in a different location doesn’t mean he’s not doing his job,’ Schultz insisted, assuring reporters that domestic and international events have ‘absolutely captured the president’s attention while we’ve been here.’
‘But ‘I am not going to get into the president’s mindset on that,’ he added.
Let’s recap, ‘ISIS beheads Foley. Obama makes an empty statement and takes another round of golf, is this an invitation to kill more Americans or what?
I can’t wait to see how Obama blows off steam when ISIS threatens to behead American journalist Steven Sotloff.
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