President Obama arrived in Martha’s Vineyard today at 12:41 pm ET, spent 30 minutes at his luxurious vacation home, and then sprinted out to play golf. He landed at the Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, on a peninsula overlooking Nantucket Sound.
The White House reports that Obama’s golf partners are sportscaster Ahmad Rashad, Cyrus Walker, the cousin of Valerie Jarrett, and basketball player Ray Allen.
The president also spoke today by phone with British Prime Minister Cameron, French President Hollande, and German Chancellor Merkel.
It’s his 28th time playing golf this year and the 185th time of his presidency.
Meanwhile, speaking in Des Moines, Iowa, Sen. Ted Cruz, (R-Texas) blasted Obama as an “absentee President.”
“I think the president should actually stand up and do his job as commander in chief, should spend less time on the golf course and more time doing the job to which he was elected,” said Cruz, who apparently missed the irony that he himself was busy running for president in Iowa instead of doing the job to which he was elected.