Of all the people that President Barack Obama should take advice from, one of those I assumed he would turn down with be former President George W. Bush.
In this case, he might want to take Dubya’s advice.
Speaking on the topic of how being the President can be a solitary job, Bush’s advice to the current President was “keep golfing.”
He would go on to add:
“You know, I see our president criticized for playing golf,” Bush told the Golf Channel in an interview that will air Tuesday night. “I don’t – I think he ought to play golf. Because I know what it’s like to be in the bubble. And I know the pressures of the job. And to be able to get outside and play golf with some of your pals is important for the president. It does give you an outlet.”
Bush was no stranger to golfing during his presidency. Since leaving the White House, he has been largely reticent about his predecessor, steering away from criticism.
Bush didn’t always feel even he should keep golfing as president. In 2008, Bush said he had stopped playing golf because of the Iraq war and the optics.
“I don’t want some mom, whose son may have recently died, to see the commander in chief playing golf,” he said.
Watch a past interview with the former President explaining why he had to cut back on golf while the Iraq war was going on.
Source: NBC News