Nightly News   |  September 24, 2013

Bush defends Obama’s love of golf

In an interview with NBC Sports, former president George W. Bush said President Obama ought to play golf, especially given the challenges and pressures of the presidency. NBC’s Brian Williams reports.

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>>> tonight, some comments 43 made about 44 are getting some comments because they are about playing golf. president obama , as you know, sometimes finds himself under attack for playing golf, a presidential tradition going back to the club, really. but in our nbc special report , the former president, who knows the pressures of the job and is a golfer himself says it is good for him.

>> i think he ought to play golf.

>> why is that?

>> well, because i know what it is like to be in the bubble. and i know the pressures of the job, and to get outside and play golf with your pals is important for the president. it does give you an out llet.