It goes to show his handlers aren't as smart as they think they are. For one, drinking beer and shooting pool in Colorado, a state where pot is legal by state law even though it's not according to Federal law, is bad optics while his people (we citizens) are up in arms over the invasion of carpet crawlers just a few hundred miles away.
So is it when he turns up where there are natural disasters like super storm Sandy or the massive land slides in Washington. Another state where pot is now legal by state law by the way. All he does is hold up search and rescue efforts for the sake of a photo op. His handlers must think it shows him as caring and compassionate. No. It's just a photo opt. He'd much rather be downing a few brews or shooting hoops or playing golf.
Maybe he won't go to the border to see first hand the plight of the communities as well as the children because he's heard one should never do scenes with dogs or kids. They'll upstage you every time. We couldn't have that.
Or it could be he really doesn't care all that much other than that it has become a political inconvenience. There's only so much one can do to put it out of sight and mind. I guess having a few brews while shooting pool is as good a way as any.