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Dan Quayle: ‘I’m Glad’ President Obama’s Playing Golf

Potential presidential candidate (or so he would have us believe) Donald Trump slammed the president for playing golf amid the crisis in Japan, but former vice president Dan Quayle laughed off that comment, saying “I’m glad he’s out playing golf…I think presidents deserve downtime.”

In an interview with Neil Cavuto on the Fox Business Network, Quayle spoke extensively on the Japan crisis and its impact on nuclear energy, and defended President Obama.

“Believe me, he’s in constant communication with what’s going on. I mean, what do you want him to do, stay in his house and be on the phone with the ambassador to Japan the whole time?”

Earlier this week, Trump had said it was “inappropriate” for Obama to be seen golfing:

“When Japan is crashing, when you have nuclear problems the likes of which maybe the world so far has never seen – for him to be playing golf simultaneously with that happening – you’re talking about the day of and the day after – to be playing golf, I think is very inappropriate.”

Watch Quayle and Cavuto here, from Fox Business:

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