The question has been asked over and over as to what Obama was doing during the Benghazi terror attacks, but what was he doing while US Navy Seals were taking down Bin Laden?
So what was President Barack Obama doing as our brave US Navy Seals were taking down Bin Laden? Enter Reggie Love, Barack Obama’s personal assistant. During an interview, Reggie Love was asked to discuss the day Osama Bin Laden was killed. Incredibly,Reggie said the following:
“Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [President Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing,’ So he, myself, Pete Souza the White House photographer, Marvin, we must have played 15 hands, 15 games of spades.”
Are you serious, Obama was playing cards? Obama took full credit and spiked the football following the death of Bin Laden and all the while it was going on he might have just been playing cards. Was he even there in the situation room, did he even care? Or was he just going to make an appearance when it appeared the mission would be a success?
Which begs the question, why would Reggie Love make the comments about Obama playing cards, if it was not true? In Love’s mind it must have been no different than Obama playing golf as Americans suffer or Obama going off the Martha’s Vineyard as Egypt burns.
From Red Alert Politics: Reggie Love talks about playing cards with President Obama the day Osama bin Laden died.
Sure, the most famous image from the day Osama bin Laden died was taken in the Situation Room, with President Obama, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Vice President Joe Biden’s pursed faces clearly in view. But former Obama “body man” Reggie Love painted another picture from that day, too.
“Most people were like down in the Situation Room and [President Obama] was like, ‘I’m not going to be down there, I can’t watch this entire thing,’” Love recalled.
So the POTUS, Love, White House photographer Pete Souza and staffer Marvin Nicholson holed up in the nearby private dining room and played cards. “We must have played 15 games of spades,” Love said.