Oh the indignity.
What golf course would have turned away President Barack Obama a couple of years ago? None. But now, in a sign of The One’s fading luster, no less than three New York City-area clubs told the president to take his game elsewhere rather than disrupt their members’ coveted Labor Day Weekend of play.
Obama was in Rhode Island and Westchester County – a suburb of the city – Friday, August 29, doing some fundraising. He was scheduled to stay overnight, since he had the wedding of White House Cook Sam Kass in Westchester to go to Saturday evening.
But in a strange change of plans that is only being explained now, Obama jetted back to the White House Friday evening and then back to Westchester Saturday afternoon.
According to New York’s local NBC affiliate, here’s why:
President Obama was turned down at several top golf courses in Westchester while he was visiting the area over Labor Day weekend, sources tell NBC 4 New York.
The Trump National Golf Club, the Winged Foot and Willow Ridge were among some of the elite courses that rebuffed the president’s request to tee off there, according to several sources who were told about the president’s advance team’s calls to the club managers.
Club managers apparently did not want to inconvenience their high-powered and high-paying members over Labor Day weekend by shutting down their courses to accommodate the president.
Obama piddled around the White House Saturday before heading back up for the wedding.
But don’t worry, he got in a round of golf at his usual military base course Sunday, since the troops can’t object when the Commander in Chief comes rolling through.