President Obama today took time out from what the White House is billing as an intensive Syria resolution lobbying campaign to play golf.
He’s playing with a few of his usual group of junior staffers – Mike Brush, Marvin Nicholson, and Joe Paulsen. But just minutes after the press pool reported Obama is on the golf course, the White House made sure to issue the pooler the following bulletin:
This afternoon, the President received an update from his Chief of Staff, Denis McDonough, on the administration’s latest consultations with members of Congress. The President will make additional calls to members of Congress this weekend.
No laziness going on here!
They’re at the Andrews Air Force Base course, where it’s 79 degrees and sunny. It’s Obama’s 32nd time playing this year and the 143rd time of his presidency.