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Obama Motorcade Gets The Finger

A motorist driving along I-66 in Washington gave President Obama’s motorcade the finger Saturday. It’s unclear if the president gave the driver the finger right back.

Rumors that the driver was Solange Knowles could not be confirmed.

From the White House pool report:

Poolster observed one motorist on I-66 from DC extend his middle finger at the motorcade, but unable to tell if said motorist knew who was in the motorcade, or just didn’t like being passed.

Well, I assure you, anyone if the Washington area with a car knows who is generally in a big motorcade. Unless it was a foreign visitor unfamiliar with American hand language trying to tell Obama, You’re number one!

Obama was on his way to play golf, this time, atypically for his Washington outings, at a private club.

Presidential motorcade arrived 10:40 am at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Club in Gainesville, Va, an exclusive course that’s hosted four President’s Cups.

Pool got no eyes on POTUS. Informed by WH staff that his golfing partners today include former Dallas Mayor and U.S. Trade Rep. Ron Kirk.

Also golfing with POTUS is Milton Carroll, chairman of CenterPoint Energy, a public utility company based in Houston, Texas.

Third partner identified as Joe O’Neill.

Kirk, as you may know, if famous for being the USTR who failed to start and complete a single trade deal during his four years on the job.

It was Obama’s 15th time playing this year and the 172nd outing as president.


Correction: An earlier version of this article incorrectly said Obama had played golf 13 times this year and 170 as president.

17 thoughts on “Obama Motorcade Gets The Finger”

  1. Fifteenth outing this year, and 172st of his Presidency:
    1) Jan 01 – Mid Pacific Country Club, Hawaii
    2) Jan 02 – Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, Hawaii
    3) Jan 04 – Kaneohe Klipper Golf Course, Hawaii
    4) Feb 15 – Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage, California
    5) Feb 16 – Porcupine Creek, Rancho Mirage, California
    6) Feb 17 – Sunnylands, Rancho Mirage, California
    7) Mar 08 – Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL
    8) Mar 09 – Ocean Reef Club, Key Largo, FL
    9) Mar 22 – Andrews AFB
    10) Apr 05 – Andrews AFB
    11) Apr 12 – Andrews AFB
    12) Apr 19 – Andrews AFB
    13) May 3 – Ft. Belvoir
    14) May 10 – Andrews AFB
    15) May 17 – Robert T. Jones Golf Club – Gainsville, VA

    1. No wonder he had to travel so much…..January & February were brutally cold (so much for globull warming!) in the DC area!

  2. I-66 is a nightmare under the best commuting circumstances. I can understand the frustrations of the motorist. Here’s a helpful hint ~ wave the three middle fingers and simply tell POtuS to read between the lines. It’s not quite so impolite. It’s what I do when I drive past the NSA on Rt. 32 in Maryland.

  3. Since Armed Forces Day seems to be a big nothing for him I am glad the local military courses are free of him while he is off with the 1%ers.


    1. Read where Prince Harry is in Italy to commemorate the Battle of Monti Cassino. The Brits are very mindful and respectful of their
      veterans. Perhaps someone could take a lesson from a young
      Prince also a veteran.

  4. Obama can sit back and relax while Boehner works tirelessly behind the scenes to hand him a gigantic 2nd term domestic policy achievement.

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  6. Disappointing that our president doesn’t keep the Sabbath day holy. I don’t want to pay for that.

    I’d rather pay him to at least stay home with his family on this day.

  7. If I get cutoff in traffic I give one finger. If obama cut me off in traffic, I’d give two, and it’s only because I don’t have more I can give.

  8. This is a serious question: Is O getting the finger really a news story? I’m not complaining about the story, I just assumed he and his motorcade get the finger all the time. Just curious.

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