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President Obama’s Motorcade Heads To Golf Course Following Foley Statement

The president is on Martha’s Vineyard currently.

President Obama bumps fists with Cy Walker while golfing on Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday. Steven Senne / AP

After delivering an ardent statement on the execution of James Foley by ISIS militants, President Obama’s motorcade returned to the golf course on Martha’s Vineyard.

“The president walked quietly into the cafeteria of the school, tieless but wearing a blue jacket,” read the latest White House press pool report. “Eric Schultz accompanied him. Obama stepped to a podium and delivered his remarks, then turned quietly and walked out of the room. The room was silent as he did.

“Afterward, the motorcade drove to the Vineyard Golf Club.”

According to the pool, former NBA star Alonzo Mourning‎, Glenn Hutchins, and Cy Walker‎ are golfing with with the president Wednesday.

Obama began his vacation on Martha’s Vineyard on Aug. 9 and it is expected to last until Aug. 24. Obama cut his vacation short by two days earlier in the week to return to Washington for meetings.

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Andrew Kaczynski is a political reporter for BuzzFeed News and is based in New York.
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