President Barack Obama met Saturday with his national security team in the aftermath of the San Bernardino, California, shootings that claimed 14 lives.
A meeting that suggests things must be serious, because Saturday‘s have taken on an almost exclusive purpose around the Obama White House — golf outings.
But the president passed on hitting the links — the expected high in Washington on Saturday was a biting 54 degrees — to focus on the threat of terrorism, according to reports.
Cynical Americans aren’t easily impressed with the sacrifice, given Obama’s track record.
Here’s a sampling of responses from Twitter that suggest things must be real serious — tongue-in-cheek — for the president to forego his favorite pastime:
— darlene superville (@dsupervilleap) December 5, 2015
— Theresa M. Meyer (@TMeyerBornFree) December 5, 2015
— James Ledbetter (@Filled_by_Faith) December 5, 2015
— Robert (@Computron34) December 5, 2015
— Jon SXSW (@SXSWUTLOL) December 6, 2015
Wow. Obama skipped a golf game. This must be more serious than I imagined. https://t.co/rURqiXOlQK
— Kathleen McKinley (@KatMcKinley) December 5, 2015
— Luv Volatility (@LuvVolatility) December 5, 2015
— penelope210 (@penelopesire) December 6, 2015
— jperez (@japerez53) December 5, 2015
Rut Roh, things MUST be serious… https://t.co/1A6xLhiUId
— TheLastRefuge (@TheLastRefuge2) December 5, 2015
No golf. Mind blown. https://t.co/IzOENoCxaW
— Hair (@SHannitysHair) December 5, 2015
@SHannitysHair You know he’ll take it out on us for missing out on golfin’…
— Airborne_Sapper (@MichaelSmith024) December 5, 2015
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