Obama 'Body Man': President Left Situation Room To Play Cards During bin Laden Raid
Reggie Love: Obama Played Cards on Day Bin Laden Was Killed (CNN)
(CNN) – A famous photo shows President Barack Obama hunkered down in the Situation Room in May 2011 with his national security team as U.S. Navy SEALS carried out the raid that killed Osama bin Laden.
But his former body man Reggie Love said in an interview posted online Wednesday that Obama also played cards to distract himself during the day-long ordeal.
In the wide-ranging interview, Love further revealed the president's reaction upon finding his birth certificate after critics raised an uproar over his eligibility for the White House.
In the July 18 interview, which took place during a lunch hosted by UCLA's Luskin School of Public Affairs, Love talked about life with the president, including the historic moment more than two years ago when bin Laden was killed.
Describing it as a "very long day," Love said most people were in the Situation Room but Obama came to the private dining room to play cards with Love, White House photographer Pete Souza and staffer Marvin Nicholson.