On Monday’s “The O’Reilly Factor,” Washington Post columnist Charles Krauthammer dismissed the White House press corps’ complaint that they are being shut out from President Barack Obama’s round of golf with professional golfer Tiger Woods, calling it the biggest “non-story… since the Kardashian weddings.”
Krauthammer called the controversy a media creation and noted that in comparison to former President Dwight Eisenhower, Obama has a long way to go to have played as much golf as he has.
“I think you were right at the beginning — it is a trivial issue,” Krauthammer said. “The guy wants to play golf. The guy deserves a couple of days off. He wants privacy? Big deal. This is the biggest non-media, non-story that the media have created since the Kardashian weddings. You know, he’s got a long way to go before he plays half as much golf as Eisenhower — a pretty good president, you’d have to admit. I don’t understand what the story is and what the outrage is.”
As far as what the press should know about Obama’s golf game, Krauthammer said Obama’s scorecard should suffice and that Obama is likely only taking golf pointers from Woods.
“[Y]ou want to watch him shank and slice?” Krauthammer said. “What we’ll do is we’ll look at his scorecard and that’s enough.”
“I don’t think Obama is out there with Tiger receiving marital advice,” he added. “I think he’s out there receiving advice on how to line up a putt.”