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Obama has multiple stop-and-chats with Larry David during Martha’s Vineyard vacation

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Patrick Howley
Political Reporter

President Obama spent time golfing and sipping cocktails with “Curb Your Enthusiasm” star Larry David in the last days of his Martha’s Vineyard vacation.

Obama played his first round of golf of the vacation at Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, with David and comedy filmmaker Peter Farrelly playing in the foursome behind the president’s.

David’s autobiographical television persona has previously criticized people playing slowly in foursomes ahead of him on the golf course. It is unclear whether the “Seinfeld” co-creator privately criticized the speed of Obama’s play.

Obama then hung out with David, a prominent Democratic donor, Wednesday night at a cocktail party hosted by Comcast CEO Brian Roberts, who owns a house in the “Up-Island” neighborhood of West Tisbury, on a secluded dirt road marked by scenic stone walls.

The president and the misanthropic comedian evidently hit it off, as David joined the president for another round of golf, Obama’s last of the trip, on Saturday with U.S. trade representative Ron Kirk and Boston Celtics co-owner Glenn Hutchins.

David recently wrote and starred in a HBO television movie set on Martha’s Vineyard.

Obama returned to the White House Sunday from his 8-day trip.

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