White House posts photo of Obama skeet shooting

The White House has posted a photo of President Obama skeet shooting at Camp David this past August. Asked recently whether he had ever fired a gun, Obama told the New Republic, "Yes, in fact, up at Camp David, we do skeet shooting all the time."

That led to a barrage of questions from journalists about whether the White House could offer proof that the president had gone shooting. It also led a Republican congresswoman to issue a challenge for a shoot-off. The White House has not responded to the challenge, but it has now uploaded this image:

(Official White House Photo by Pete Souza)

UPDATE: Obama's current and former advisers are having a bit of fun with the photo today, comparing the uproar about whether Obama had ever gone shooting to the false accusation that he wasn't born in the United States.

Here's former senior adviser David Plouffe:

Here's current senior adviser Dan Pfeiffer:

Zachary A. Goldfarb is policy editor at The Washington Post.

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