*In his new book “Rush Limbaugh: An Army of One,” author Zev Chafets points out the president’s alleged response to the conservative talk radio host’s invitation to play a round of golf.

“Limbaugh can play with himself,” Obama said, according to a top Democrat cited in the book, due May 25 from Sentinel.

The New York Post’s Page Six reports that Chafets offered to ask the White House if Obama would play golf with Limbaugh, and Limbaugh said to “go ahead,” predicting “nothing will come of it.”

Chafets then got in touch with “a very senior Democratic activist” who supposedly conveyed the request to the White House and returned with the message: “Limbaugh can play with himself.”

The comeback is another example of the verbal venom between the White House and the conservative radio star. In an interview with CBS News last month, Obama called the views spelled out by Limbaugh and Fox News Channel’s Glenn Beck “troublesome.”