August 18th, 2013
09:12 AM ET
7 years ago

President Obama golfs with Larry David

(CNN) - Wrapping up his vacation, President Barack Obama added a new name to his list of golf buddies: Larry David, star of "Curb Your Enthusiasm."

The president teed off with the "Seinfeld" co-creator Saturday at the Farm Neck Golf Club in Oak Bluffs, Massachusetts, on Martha's Vineyard.

They were joined by private equity investor Glenn Hutchins and former U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk.

David has a new movie out on HBO, "Clear History," which is set on Martha's Vineyard.

Obama is scheduled to depart the island off Cape Cod on Sunday to return to Washington.


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  1. BARRY SOETORO

    Obama's 9-iron is synonymous with Nero's fiddle. Party on, Barry Soetoro, party on.

    August 18, 2013 02:54 pm at 2:54 pm |
  2. Send Margaritas

    Wonder what the total bill is for the vacations and golf under secret service protection? And the payoff? Obamacare, that more than half the country doesn't want.

    Yet the kool-aid drinkers still defend him from this and 'Phony Scandals'.

    August 18, 2013 02:55 pm at 2:55 pm |
  3. Send Margaritas

    Spin being the only strong part of his game...

    August 18, 2013 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  4. Kenman

    Kenman
    Your comment is awaiting moderation.

    Hey Anonymous, the Founders intended the Congress to be part-time, in fact they went to Washington to do the necessities and then returned to their lives; that's the way it SHOULD be!

    The President is supposed to be an image of unity, a reflection of the people and the wholesomeness that we once revered as a trait enabling the American Dream! This Congress which, by the way, includes the do-nothing, "dead on arrival" Senate, should go home MORE OFTEN to reconnect, remember the average people that sent them there.

    This President knows nothing about the middle-class or poor, he's lived a charmed life ALL HIS LIFE! And now, he and his family live like a king, on OUR money.

    And before you regurgitate a Bushism, at least Bush went back to HIS ranch, to work, or to Camp David, which is maintained expressly for such getaways! Obama, and his multi-plane entourage are globe trotting to the ritziest places, and only with the so-called "1%"!

    Face it, WE are serving HIM, not the reverse!

    August 18, 2013 03:08 pm at 3:08 pm |
  5. MalibuChick

    So glad to know that he is on his $8 million vacation playing golf with Hollywood elite...it really keeps him in touch with the "regular people."

    August 18, 2013 03:11 pm at 3:11 pm |
  6. Name

    Obama is a joke .The worst President in my live time . 10 in my life and look at the real facts not his color. LOOK AT ALL THE BUSINESS THAT HAS CLOSED UNDER HIS TIME IN OFFICE

    August 18, 2013 03:17 pm at 3:17 pm |
  7. Name Mrs A

    Good for him

    August 18, 2013 03:18 pm at 3:18 pm |
  8. Jeff Brown in Jersey

    The GOP just can't get over the fact that a black man is President of The United States. It really is eating them up that despite every dirty trick and road block they throw at him, he is actually popular and the US is making moderate gains from the Bush disaster. Keep up the good work you Republican idiots. We can move forward without you.

    August 18, 2013 03:25 pm at 3:25 pm |
  9. D45

    For those who comment and make the statement that someone is critical of Obama and his vacations and say the critic is not justified because Obama is Black....you need to wake up! Obama is half white and half black....the fact that he takes vacation is one thing what that vacation cost is something else....he just spent over $100M on Africa....his vacations to Hawaii are not cheap! Can you afford those types of vacations.....then on this trip to Martha's Vineyard he had and additional plane bring extra's including his dog! I believe that 80 plus percent of Americans would like to be able to afford those types of vacations....

    August 18, 2013 03:27 pm at 3:27 pm |
  10. Chris Holtry

    Yeah yeah, we all know, the president shouldn't be allowed to play golf in office, take a vacation, sleep, yadda yadda. But for all you "I hate Obama" types, I put this to you: where has your Congress (both parties) been for the last two weeks, and will be for the next three weeks?

    August 18, 2013 03:28 pm at 3:28 pm |
  11. singletrack74

    I hope Larry talked some sense into the man. We need Larry's common sense mindset these days.

    August 18, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  12. Anna

    So he's gonna have Larry revamp history for him... meanwhile, back to the real world. (just puked a little)

    August 18, 2013 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  13. Bribarian

    Larry David has become questionable now.

    August 18, 2013 04:06 pm at 4:06 pm |
  14. Name

    I want to play golf with the president!

    August 18, 2013 04:07 pm at 4:07 pm |
  15. Dr. Mike

    Occupants still sweating the small stuff and the house is STILL burning out of control! Real smart!

    August 18, 2013 04:12 pm at 4:12 pm |
  16. Revolution

    Please stay on the golf course until 2016....clown !

    August 18, 2013 04:13 pm at 4:13 pm |
  17. Woman In California

    Good for you Mr. President but I wish you had golfed with someone else. Seinfeld had scripts which were not "nice" to black people and I as well as my sisters never watched the show.

    August 18, 2013 04:34 pm at 4:34 pm |
  18. crepesuzette

    He doesn't even know how to swing after all this time golfing?

    August 18, 2013 04:58 pm at 4:58 pm |
  19. dj

    And Nero fiddled while Rome burned..a like pair..

    August 18, 2013 05:01 pm at 5:01 pm |
  20. w l jones

    I have never seen a good president nor have i seen a bad one but a president for all the American people through out our country history. Bless.

    August 18, 2013 05:03 pm at 5:03 pm |
  21. Ruttr

    Obama has spent under 100 days on "vacation" 5 years into his presidency, while W.Bush spent nearly 330 days on "vacation" this far into his presidency. But Obama is the worst? Reagan went to bed at 4PM every day for nearly a year and republicans kept didnt make a peep. Boehner sent the republicans home for the entire month of august for vacation....Obama cant get anything done unless theres legislator to legislate..thats suggesting the republicans would do anything other than try to pass anti abortion legislation or repeal obamacare, which that haven't!

    August 18, 2013 05:10 pm at 5:10 pm |
  22. Dem4life1976

    I didn't like Bush, and I am black, and I am not ashamed I am EMBARRASSED to have Obama represent this great land. This has nothing to do with race. Get that through your skull. This guy is a complete and utter failure as a president. #THE END.

    August 18, 2013 05:11 pm at 5:11 pm |
  23. mrkhrrs

    Given how he seems to think that his job is to do everything in his power to make life more difficult for us, I hope that he spends every day of the remainder of his term on vacation.

    August 18, 2013 05:12 pm at 5:12 pm |
  24. darknesscrown

    "Obama has golfed at least 133 times- more than any other president in American history. Meanwhile, White House tours remain closed.

    Is it 2016 yet?"

    First, what kind of miserable life do YOU have to actually waste a Sunday looking this garbage up? Secondly, the last I checked, anyone can spend their money on a vacation any time they want. I do...and I technically work for "you" too because I'm a federal employee. Should I request permission from the voting public before I do anything too?

    I can think of SEVERAL presidents who were far, FAR worse than Obama. You're just bitter that the GOP got spanked...again.

    August 18, 2013 05:21 pm at 5:21 pm |
  25. Ishmael

    Some of the comments on these things are really astounding! Some people must really hate facts and information and facts. A simple look at some information will reveal that Obama has taken less than a 1/3 of Bush's vacation for this time during his presidency. How dare some of you even complain? Are you all thick in the head?

    August 18, 2013 05:23 pm at 5:23 pm |
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