Fox News Source on Obama “All the Time” Skeet Shooting Claim: He “Stayed about Five Minutes” and “Couldn’t Leave Fast Enough. . . He Couldn’t have been more Uncomfortable” – 1/30/13

Fox News reports that a source who has been with President Obama multiple times at Camp David says they have only seen him shoot skeet “a couple of times,” and that he “stayed about five minutes” and “couldn’t leave fast enough.” Obama claimed in a recent interview he shoots skeet “all the time”:

FOX NEWS: News of President Obama’s apparently long-secret fondness for skeet shooting came as a surprise to those who say they have witnessed the president’s “awkward” attempts at pinging the (clay) pigeons.

This has only happened with the president at Camp David, at most, a couple of times, according to a source who says he has been to the retreat on a half-dozen visits with Obama.

“The only time he shot skeet was for President’s Cup,” said the source, referring to a shooting competition tradition involving the presidential Marine guards. “I was there. He stayed for about five minutes, and couldn’t leave fast enough.”

Skeet shooting “is very hard,” said the source. “Especially for someone not used to guns … He couldn’t have been more uncomfortable.”

The source said a friend of his recalled Obama skeet shooting one other time at Camp David — very early on in his first term.

The White House did not immediately respond to FoxNews.com’s request for comment.

Obama professed his sweetness for skeet shooting during an interview posted online Sunday with The New Republic, when asked if he had ever fired a gun. . . . Read More

You know, it’s fine if Barack Obama does not shoot skeet very often, or at all. But why in the world would he claim he does it “all the time” at Camp David, when he apparently does not? A very odd story. Just one more strange aspect to this President.

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