“He grew up and nobody knew him. You know? When you interview people, if ever I got the nomination, if I ever decide to run, you may go back and interview people from my kindergarten. They’ll remember me. Nobody ever comes forward. Nobody knows who he his until later in his life. It’s very strange. The whole thing is very strange.”
Well, the good news is, Obama does have at least one childhood friend from his high school days in Hawaii.
The bad new? He was just arrested in a prostitution sting.
HONOLULU -- One of President Obama's close friends from his native Hawaii is facing charges after being arrested during a prostitution sting in the state.
Robert Richard Titcomb, 49, allegedly solicited sex from an undercover police officer posing as a prostitute, Hawaii News Now reports. Titcomb was one of four arrested during the sting, Hawaii Police Department says.
Titcomb was released on $500 bail and will appear in court next month.
Obama and Titcomb have been close friends since high school, and the pair often get together to golf and dine when Obama vacations in the state, Hawaii News Now reports.
The first family attended a barbecue at Titcomb's Waialua home on Oahu's North Shore in December, KITV reported.
You might remember this story, from January:
All the President's men: Obama given a 20-MAN motorcade to visit childhood friend in Hawaii (no wonder his Christmas holiday is costing the country $1.5m)
President Obama provoked fresh outrage today after taking a 20-man motorcade to visit a childhood friend during his lavish Christmas holiday in Hawaii.
The 10-vehicle convoy drove the president and wife Michelle from his rental property in Kailua, across highways cleared of traffic and through a military community to reach Bobby Titcomb's beachfront house.
Mr Obama, who spent eight years at Punahou School in Hawaii before graduating in 1979, has splashed out $1.5m on his trip – a decision that will not endear him to the millions of Americans facing economic hardship in the New Year.
What was this guy thinking? You're friends with the POTUS and you solicit hookers? Nice friend.
Obama certainly has some colorful friends, doesn't he...
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