Obama to Wedding Couple: ‘I Feel Terrible … Nobody Told Us’


Few couples get to chat with the president about their wedding day. But CNN is airing a video of President Obama’s phone call to a wedding couple in Hawaii who had their ceremony unceremoniously moved so that he could play golf.

“I feel terrible, nobody told us,” he said in a video provided by an attendee at the wedding. “If they had just mentioned that they were going to have a wedding on the 16th hole, we would have skipped the 16th hole.”

The groom called the incident a “blessing in disguise,” while the bride joked that since they moved above the 16th hole of the golf course, they were able to watch him golf.

“That must have been kind of painful,” Obama replied.

“What did you shoot, Mr. President?” asked the groom.

“I shot an 84. If I had skipped the 16th hole, I would have shot a 79,” Obama joked.

At the end of the call, Obama apologized again, but added that they would remember their wedding day for the rest of their lives.

“Sorry for the change of plans,” he said. “But sounds like you guys are gonna have a great wedding and at least you will have a good story to tell.”