President Obama hit a milestone on Sunday when he played the 200th round of golf during his Presidency. After taking a very brief phone call about a new case of Ebola in Texas, the President headed to the Fort Belvoir Golf Club to play his favorite game.
The Daily Caller reports:
“President Barack Obama has spent more time golfing than he has spent listening to daily intelligence briefings.
The Daily Caller has calculated that he’s spent almost 700 hours in 875 “Presidential Daily Briefings” since 2009.
But he’s also spent roughly 800 hours on almost 200 golf trips since his first inauguration.
Obama’s golf trips typically last four and half hours, including one hour on the road. The longest trip took about six hours, according to regular reports from the media pool that follows the president on trips outside the White House.”
After the beheading of James Foley, Obama gave a speech and quickly returned to the golf course. He later complained that “optics” of that looked bad. President Bush, in comparison, stopped golfing in 2003. He did not “want some mom whose son may have recently died to see the commander-in-chief playing golf.”
H/T: The Daily Caller