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Krauthammer: Lack of press access to Obama’s golf weekend ‘a trivial issue’

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Politics,Beltway Confidential,Michal Conger

Bill O’Reilly had Charles Krauthammer on his show on Monday night to talk about his “top story,” the lack of press access to President Obama during his weekend in Florida, where he played golf with Tiger Woods.

“This may seem like a trivial thing, but there’s a couple of things in play: press access, and the image of the President of the United States playing with Tiger Woods, who is a controversial guy,” O’Reilly said.

“I think you were right at the beginning, it is a trivial issue,” Krauthammer replied. “The guy wants to play golf, the guy deserves a couple of days off, he wants privacy, big deal. This is the biggest non-story the media have created since the Kardashian weddings. He’s got a long way to go before he plays half as much golf as Eisenhower… I don’t understand what the story is, and what the outrage is.”

“The press being banned form his leisure activities, you don’t care?” O’Reilly countered.

“Absolutely not. You want to watch him shank and slice?” Krauthammer said.

“I think it’s a big deal but obviously Tiger Woods’ resume, you know, dubious, and the president lends his prestigue to Mr. Woods in a sense.”

“I don’t think Obama’s out there with Tiger receiving marital advice,” Krauthammer said. “I think he’s out there receiving advice on how to line up a putt.”

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