President Obama went golfing today with Tiger Woods, but refused to allow the White House press corps to take any photos of the duo.
“‘The last tournament you played was fun to watch,” Obama told Woods this morning. “It’s good to see you play well again.” The compliment was reported by Golf Digest, whereas the White House press corps was denied access to Obama and Woods.
That caused a bit of a stir with the press corps. “Your pool has been aware since this morning that a reporter, Tim Rosaforte, had been tweeting and talking on the Golf Channel about the POTUS/Woods game from inside the compound,” the pool report explains. “Still officially under a lid, we decided to assemble and at 2:10 PM we logged a request to the White House for access to the President’s game for a photo-op, like this administration and previous ones have granted in the past. We were told that we were free to travel to the Floridian but wouldn’t get access to POTUS.”
Last year, MSNBC’s Lawrence O’Donnell accused Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky., of racism based on McConnell’s suggestion that Obama was spending too much time playing golf rather than focusing on the economy.