President Barack Obama has decided to stay on the golf course in Martha’s Vineyard, despite Louisiana getting hit by floods that are causing one of the worst U.S. natural disasters since Hurricane Sandy.
Federal Emergency Management Agency Administrator Craig Fugate briefed Obama on the storm and floods in Louisiana that have left 11 dead and many more displaced.
“The President directed Administrator Fugate to utilize all resources available to assist in the response and recovery and asked to be regularly briefed on the ongoing response,” The White House said in a statement.
But instead of heading down to the damaged areas in Louisiana, Obama plans to remain on Martha’s Vineyard where he is scheduled to be until Sunday.
In his place, Obama decided to send Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson and went out to play another round of golf later in the day, the Washington Times reported.
It was his eighth round of golf since he arrived at the island August 6.