Images of President Obama playing pool amid the border crisis aren’t going over well, but that didn’t stop him from ribbing Colorado governor John Hickenlooper about their game the next day.
“You should not ask him who won,” he laughed during a speech in Denver on Wednesday. “Really, don’t ask Governor Hickenlooper who won at pool.”
Perhaps unbeknownst to him, the president has come under fire for shooting pool as others have called for him to be more attentive to the situation on the border with the surge of unaccompanied immigrant children. Representative Henry Cuellar, a fellow Democrat, has sharply criticized the administration, saying he was “floored” by images of the president.