President Obama's Hawaii vacation: Day 2
Dec. 22, 2014
KAILUA, Hawaii (AP) — How President Barack Obama spent the second day of his holiday vacation in Hawaii on Sunday:
—POLICE SHOOTING: Obama called New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton on Sunday morning to offer condolences for the killing of two New York City police officers and support in the coming days and weeks, White House spokesman Eric Schultz said. The officers were ambushed in Brooklyn, New York, on Saturday. During the conversation, Schultz said Obama reiterated his call for the American people to reject violence and "words that harm, and turn to words that heal — prayer, patient dialogue and sympathy for the friends and family of the fallen." The president also called Philadelphia Police Commissioner Charles Ramsey, a co-chair of the President's Task Force on 21st Century Policing, asking him to explore ways to engage law enforcement officials across the nation, the White House said.
—MORE GOLFING: Obama returned to the Marine Corps Base Hawaii on Kaneohe Bay late Sunday morning for a second-straight day to play golf with friends. Joining him on the clear, sunny day were Joe Paulsen, Preston Heard and Bobby Titcomb, the White House said. The round of golf lasted less than three hours.
—FAMILY BEACH TIME: Obama followed up golfing by joining his family and friends at Bellows Air Force Base beach, the White House said. As the motorcade pulled into the air station, it passed an outdoor barbecue chicken stand, where some onlookers waved and snapped photos.
— DINNER WITH FRIENDS — The White House said the Obama family later went to dinner with friends at Morimoto Waikiki, a Japanese restaurant created by Masaharu Morimoto of "Iron Chef." It is one of their favorite dining spots on the island of Oahu and dinner there has become a vacation staple for them.