Obama: I’m Being ‘Forced Out’ of the White House

• August 8, 2016 1:04 pm


President Obama quipped he was being "forced out" of the White House during an interview that aired Sunday on the Golf Channel after it was suggested that he would soon be "quitting" his job.

Obama recently wrapped up his 300th round of golf as president and described the strengths and weaknesses of his game to David Feherty, a former professional.

"I’m not a hack, but I’m not quitting my day job," Obama said.

"Actually, you are quitting your day job fairly shortly," Feherty said, smiling.

"Well, I may get good," Obama said. "I’m being forced out. I didn’t quit."

Obama remarked last year that he would likely win a third term if he ran again, but, citing constitutional term limits, said such a thing was not possible. Obama is in the final year of his second term as president, and the subject of the end of his presidency and post-White House plans has been discussed ever since he was reelected in 2012.

As for his golf game, Obama said he was a 13 handicap, calling his irons good and his bunker play dreadful.

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