Taking on the job as the President of The United States is no easy task. From making high-risk decisions to dealing with political ventures and leading tremendous amounts of people, it seems appropriate that after all the stress our President undergoes he may need a little "me time."
This is exactly what President Donald Trump plans to do today, as he gets ready to leave for his 17-day vacation at his private golf club in New Jersey. Although it isn't ideal for the leader of our country to go on a 17-day vacation, it was sort of acceptable until looking into Trump's past tweets...
In 2011, he scolded former President Barrack Obama for taking a 10-day vacation...
@BarackObama played golf yesterday. Now he heads to a 10 day vacation in Martha's Vineyard. Nice work ethic.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 15, 2011
In 2012, he equated taking a vacation to not loving your job...
"Don't take vacations. What's the point? If you're not enjoying your work, you're in the wrong job." -- Think Like A Billionaire
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 19, 2012
In 2013, he denounced 17-day vacations....
Pres. Obama is about to embark on a 17 day vacation in his ‘native’ Hawaii, putting Secret Service away from families on Christmas. Aloha!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 19, 2013
In 2014, he scolded Obama for taking a trip to play golf during a time of crisis, which sounds a little similar to the journey Trump plans to embark on today.
President Obama has a major meeting on the N.Y.C. Ebola outbreak, with people flying in from all over the country, but decided to play golf!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 24, 2014
During his 2016 campaign, the 71-year-old promised he would not take vacations if he were President; “I would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done... I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a leader that takes time off.” The level of hypocrisy of President Trump's attacks on Obama during his presidency is not uncommon for politicians but will be mentioned when you are the most popular figure in America.
If we wanted to get technical by the end of August the 45th President of the United States will have taken 53 "days of leisure" a number much larger than the 15 made by President Obama in the same timeframe, according to The Washington Post. So once again hopefully President Trump will learn to think before he speaks so that tensions only form over more important occurrences than vacation days.
We wonder if it's a coincidence that Mr.President decided to take his vacation today, on Obama's 56th birthday, but we are positive that although the two both may be playing golf this weekend, it will not be together.