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President finally shows his face after $1m golfing weekend with Tiger Woods that White House didn’t want world to see

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Daily Mail UK

Pictures finally appeared of President Obama on Monday evening as he headed home to Washington after a relaxing golf weekend which was kept heavily under wraps.

The President was on the course on Monday for the third and final day of a Florida vacation with departing US Trade Representative Ron Kirk, the president’s Chicago pal Eric Whitaker and White House aide Marvin Nicholson.

The President had enjoyed a round of golf with Tiger Woods on Sunday – a fact that only emerged by chance after media were banned from attending the event. The traveling pool of journalists who follow the President’s every move were reportedly furious after being shut out of his round of golf and not being allowed on to the club grounds.

It has long been a White House tradition that pool reporters cover the President’s rounds of golf and even have the opportunity for a few questions on the course.

The President waved as he jogged up the steps of Air Force One at Palm Beach International Airport on Monday evening while a White House aide heaved golf clubs and large bags on board.

When he landed back in Washington and walked across the White House lawn, several frustrated reporters collectively shouted to the President to ask if he had beaten Tiger Woods.

Despite appearing to have heard the question, the Daily Caller reported, Obama did not answer and just smiled.

The President was relaxing on a trip to the Floridian, an exclusive club along Florida’s Treasure Coast. Obama arrived in Florida late on Friday and returned to Washington on Monday night

The club’s owner is Jim Crane, a Houston businessman who also owns baseball’s Houston Astros. Crane also has given money to Obama’s political campaigns.

The White House had barred media coverage of the president’s golf holiday but released the names of his partners.

The Huffington Post reports that the President tried to make amends with the traveling press by spending a quick 10 to 15 minutes with them in the back of Air Force One as they headed back to D.C.

On the course: CNN was the only network to air footage of President Obama during one of his golf outings, but it does not appear to be the time that he played with Tiger Woods

Proving that he was not dropping the secrecy act anytime soon, all of the reporters involved had to agree that the conversation was off the record, meaning that they could not officially report anything that he said and had to keep their reflections of the conversation in extremely vague terms.

‘He didn’t come back because he had to tell us something. He came back to hang out,’ reporter Scott Wilson from The Washington Post, who was serving as the pool reporter on Monday.

The weekend is the latest in a string of incidents that have prompted press backlash against the self-titled ‘transparent’ President, with Politico reporting today that withholding access is just one of the ways in which his administration works to avoid the tough questions and promote their brand.

The outrage over the lack of transparency comes as much of the bill for the pricey trip will be paid for by tax payers, yet President Obama did not feel it appropriate to even release one photo of his time out on the course.

The President played with the notorious philanderer on Sunday after getting a private lesson from Woods’ former coach the day before.

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» 19 Comments

  1. ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    February 19th, 2013

    The press is sucking his crank again.

    Isn’t that special?

    On another note: Barry & Reggie found time to rekindle their bromance.

    http://www.weeklystandard.com/blogs/obama-talks-record-press-flight-home_701429.html

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  2. thelittlebrother

    February 19th, 2013

    ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ
    so is reggie.

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  3. ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    February 19th, 2013

    Question the “4th Estate” will never utter:

    “Mr. Present, with average gas prices now over $4 a gallon and the price of food skyrocketing for the average American, do you think it wise to spend over a million dollars in taxpayer money for your ‘boy’s night out’ va-ca?”

    …only in my dreams…

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  4. What

    February 19th, 2013

    No photoshops of what it may have looked like.

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  5. ΜΟΛΩΝ ΛΑΒΕ

    February 19th, 2013

    Damn, I am so pissed at this crap!

    Can’t one Republican with a milliliter of gonades introduce a bill to stop any more spending of taxpayer money on the Obama family’s never ending vacations?

    Do any Republicans (Ted Cruz excepted) in Congress have a set bigger than raisins?

    Son of an ‘effin’ bitch!

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  6. Moe Tom

    February 19th, 2013

    Pool Reporters < Pond Scum..< Bottom Feeders> Lower than Whale Shit.

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  7. Ornery1

    February 19th, 2013

    I bet that it is cheaper in the long run to keep this jackwagon occupied with million dollar golf outings than it is to have him on the job “working.”

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  8. Welfare Barry

    February 19th, 2013

    Barry is showing everyone how to live well, off the government

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  9. Hotlanta Mike

    February 19th, 2013

    While Moochelle is in Aspen playing Ski Bunny wanna be, Bath House Barry is playing hide the putter with The Love Glove in Florida…you just can’t make this stuff up!!!

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  10. Rick

    February 20th, 2013

    So now the press is being thrown under the bus??

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  11. Pepper

    February 20th, 2013

    Cornball brother

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  12. IMPEACH Obama

    February 20th, 2013

    “The Huffington Post reports that the President tried to make amends with the traveling press by spending a quick 10 to 15 minutes with them in the back of Air Force One as they headed back to D.C.”

    Q: How many “journalists” can the little fag gratify in a “quick 10 to 15 mins.” ?

    Ambassador Stevens is still dead, correct? Sodomized and dead?

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  13. BILL

    February 20th, 2013

    “its good to be the king”

    especially with your tax money!

    “at some point ‘you’ made enough money”

    “so let me, king obama take some so i can go play golf with a golf pro and make love to reggie love”

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  14. Noodengr

    February 20th, 2013

    Hey wouldn’t it be great if we could go an entire year without having to hear a sound bite from him?
    So he disapears for a weekend, make it 200 more weeks on nobama in sight and we have a deal.

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  15. Dan Ryan Galt

    February 20th, 2013

    ‘He didn’t come back because he had to tell us something. He came back to hang out,’ reporter Scott Wilson from The Washington Post said as he wiped seaman from his face.

    Give me a break. These A$$ kissers make me sick.

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  16. thirdtwin

    February 20th, 2013

    Affirmative Action hires have a propensity to go beyond being mere dead weight. They tend to become profligate, contemptuous abusers of their benefactors, and these tendencies are more pronounced among the least qualified AA hires.

    The difference between the Public and Private sectors is that private sector AA’s are shunted onto a siding where they can do the least harm, whereas the public sector keeps kicking them upstairs, which only feeds their contempt, arrogance and sense of entitlement.

    Obama apparently thinks he can be the first lame duck President who isn’t lame, and the MSM and GOP seem determined to be the wind beneath his wings. He has bought into the myth of his own invincibility because he’s been allowed to skate on several political scandals, but the personal deviance is going to catch up with him soon, just like Slick Willie. Or so I keep telling myself.

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  17. MNHawk

    February 20th, 2013

    Press backlash? The same press that’s at 200+ and counting, showing Rubio drinking water?

    The same press that in unison yelled out, “Did you beat Tiger!?”

    Paleeze.

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  18. Mz BallBreaker

    February 20th, 2013

    For that to happen with our Media Corps, they will need to cleanse their eyeballs of the twinkle dust spread by the O Corp, then get off their knees and wipe the jizz off their collective mouth from all the fela****o they serve him, and then be fired en masse…..on their next jobs, presuming they ever get hired again, maybe they will remember the cardinal rules of journalism….stick to the TRUTH…no matter whose nads are cut off as a result….if Pols wanna play the games, they can and will be caught and skewered….period.

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  19. NOLIKEO

    February 20th, 2013

    I literally can’t stand those low lifes. I never watch him on TV or even listen to his voice. I can only imagine what life will be like at the end of four years. We will all be marching. Can’t someone get rid of him?

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