Obama Gets Briefing on Violence in Milwaukee, Then Goes Golfing
By Dave Boyer - The Washington Times
A vacationing President Obama received an update Sunday about a night of rioting and gunfire in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, before he headed out for another round of golf.
The White House said Mr. Obama was briefed on the unrest by senior adviser Valerie Jarrett, who spoke to Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett.
The president later departed for a golf course on Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts, with former NBA star Alonzo Mourning, Washington lawyer Cy Walker and Mercer Cook, a cousin of Ms. Jarrett.
Milwaukee County Sheriff David Clarke Jr. called for the National Guard to respond to the area where rioters burned cars and businesses, and some demonstrators looked for white motorists to assault.