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WH Explains Obama Golfing after Foley Remarks: ‘Good Way for Release and Clearing of the Mind’

After two days of negative press criticizing President Obama’s decision to hit the golf course 15 minutes after he delivered comments on the execution of American journalist James Foley, the White House could only defend it by saying the president needed a “release” from all the issues facing him.

“Generally, I think that sports and leisure activities are a good way for release and clearing of the mind for a lot of us,” White House deputy press secretary Eric Schultz​ told reporters from Martha’s Vineyard on Friday. He refrained from speaking specifically about the president’s mindset when he went golfing 15 minutes after Wednesday’s press conference.

Schultz said the president remains focused on his responsibilities even while he’s away from Washington and on vacation.

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