Obama Golfs After Receiving Word of NYPD Shooting



President Barack Obama was briefed on the ambush killing of two NYPD cops while on the golf course in Hawaii this afternoon, according to the White House press pool report.

“The President has been briefed on the Brooklyn police shooting. White House officials continue to monitor the situation,” reported Wall Street Journal’s Carol Lee.

Obama endured harsh criticism for golfing minutes after issuing a statement on the beheading of James Foley at the hands of Muslim militants in September.

“You know, it is always a challenge when you’re supposed to be on vacation because you’re followed everywhere. There’s always going to be some tough news somewhere,” Obama said. “I should have anticipated the optics.”

NYPD officers Rafael Ramos and Wenjian Liu were “assassinated” in their squad car YESTERDAY, Commissioner Bill Bratton told reporters. The suspect, Ismaaiyl Brinsley, 28, had posted violent anti-police messages on social media, including an Instagram picture showing blood on his pant leg which was reportedly taken after the attack. Earlier that day, he posted threatening images with the caption: “I’m Putting Wings On Pigs Today. They Take 1 Of Ours…Let’s Take 2 of Theirs,” adding the hashtags, #ShootThePolice #RIPEricGarner, and #RIPMike Brown.

In a statement issued from his vacation spot, Obama said there was “no justification” for the killings.


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  1. what exactly should he do?! He has a right to vacation, & no I would never ever vote for him, but of all the complaints & there are plenty about Obama, this is just petty…

  2. And precisely what is the problem here? All evidence is that these horrible murders were the work of a single nutcase, now dead; there was no role for Obama to play beyond the statement he made.

  3. There goes Charlie once again defending Obama
    He’s statement about ferguson and nyc are the cause. His continual attack about racism in America caused this.
    If there was racism we’d have a white president

  4. You’re right #1 & #2: what could he have done! But he’s simply disconnected himself every time his attention needed to be tuned in when his golf game was the alternative. It simply just shows how little he does care

  5. IF he had nothing to do with it, then I would have agreed with #1 and #2. However, since Obama inserted himself into this big time, he does have to watch what he calls his “optics”. It was his decision to raise a local police actions in Ferguson and make it all about race. Now he has to deal with the consequences. Only days ago, “peaceful” protesters” in Manhattan were chanting that they wanted “Dead Cops”. Obama has a lot do with it.

  6. The bigger problem – and yes, Mr. Hall, this is a HUGE problem – is not that he golfed, but that even after the fact he saw nothing wrong with it.

    His statement that he “should have anticipated the optics” is so transparent: i.e., it only bothers him that it didn’t look good. But not that the act of going straight to the golf course after a fellow American was beheaded is problematic. Which, of course, it is. Because if he really cared – and, as POTUS, he should – he himself would have FELT that golfing was inappropriate. And even if it didn’t affect him personally, he should have had the consideration to realize that it would be extremely hurtful to Foley’s family.