Just as I suspected. Obama is playing golf this afternoon in England, because he has nothing better to do on a taxpayer-financed official foreign trip. Unfortunately for him, in order to avoid causing an international incident, he had to bring along British Prime Minister David Cameron.
Just imagine, next year he’ll have to pay to play golf overseas himself.
They’re at The Grove, one of England’s most splendid courses. Have a look-see.
Lousy conditions, though. From the pool report:
The pool was permitted to watch as President Obama and his partners completed the third hole on the course. The pool arrived on the scene as the foursome (which also included Marvin Nicholson and Joe Paulsen) made their way onto the green. Obama was wearing a black windbreaker, black pants, black cap and white golf shoes. Prime Minister Cameron donned a navy sweater (or jumper if you prefer) and dark pants.
The current temperature is 52 degrees with a stiff wind blowing.
The two leaders appeared to be having a friendly conversation, but the pool was not within earshot. Cameron missed a long putt and showed little reaction. Obama squatted down to size up his much shorter putt. The president’s putt looked to be on line as it zipped across the green, but it then rolled around the hole and right back out.
A loud “oh!” was the collective response from Obama and Cameron. “Did you see that?” Obama yelled to the pool. “Robbed.” And with that, the pool’s time on the golf course came to a quick end.
Obama will stay overnight in London before heading to Germany Sunday.