President Obama may have trouble getting admitted to an elite Jewish golf club after he leaves office.
Obama reportedly wants to join the Woodmont Country Club in Maryland, but members of the mostly Jewish golf club don’t want him there, thanks to his anti-Israel policies.
The club’s annual fee approaches $10,000 and its initiation fee tops $80,000, but Obama would’ve gotten a complimentary membership as a perk. But after the stunt he pulled at the United Nations last month when he allowed the UN to condemn Israeli settlements in the West Bank, the club won’t extend this courtesy.
“In light of the votes at the UN and the Kerry speech, there’s this major uproar with having him part of the club,” a source told the NY Post. “A significant portion of the club has opposed offering him membership.”
Another person asked: “Can you imagine how angry I would be if I had paid $80,000 to have to look at this guy who has done more to damage Israel than any president in American history?”
Israel has unequivocal evidence that the Obama administration led the effort to pass the anti-Israel resolution in the UN Security Council. pic.twitter.com/lBaAWhNM75
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) January 10, 2017
Ironically, Woodmont Country Club was founded by the Maryland Jewish community in 1913 because other golf clubs had banned Jews at the time.
While Obama and the Democrats have historically enjoyed widespread support among Jews, both Democrats and Republicans at the Woodmont Country Club don’t want Obama there.
One official in a Washington Jewish organization said perhaps Obama would be more comfortable at an openly anti-Semitic golf club:
“If there is a club that excludes Jews, he would probably be more comfortable around those folks.”
— Benjamin Netanyahu (@netanyahu) December 28, 2016