Donald Trump was very critical of President Obama’s vacations during his presidency. But now some of Trump’s own words are coming back to haunt him.
Trump loves to take time off as president. He’s spent five weeks so far at his luxury estate Mar-a-Lago in Florida.
Trump’s also played numerous rounds of golf since taking office. This is in spite of the fact that Trump often ridiculed former President Obama for taking too many vacations.
Well, a new video surfaced which shows Trump promising not to take many vacations. And this video is going viral.
The footage comes from a campaign rally in North Carolina on March 14th, 2016. Trump spent some time with his new best friend Chris Christie to talk with voters.
Trump says in the video that he wouldn’t take many vacations as president. He also said that he wouldn’t have any time for vacations.
Trump told the crowd, “There’s no time for vacations. We’re not going to be big on vacations… the White House is like this incredible place, right?”
Trump continued, “Represents so much, and you’re there for a limited period of time. If you’re at the White House, and you have so much work to do, why do you fly so- why do you leave so much?”
You hear that Trump didn't hoodwink voters (they knew what they were getting!) and then find clips like this. Just breathtaking hypocrisy. pic.twitter.com/LDnb3Xr7oF
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) March 18, 2017
That’s an excellent question for Trump. If he thinks the country is such a mess, why is he spending so much time away from the White House?
And Trump meandered on, saying, “Ya know, you’d think you’d wanna work, work, work, straighten it out, get it done, fix it up, make it great, and then when you’re finished, you can be proud. But boy are we a mess.”
Apparently, things can’t be that much of a mess. Trump spends almost as much time away from the White House as he spends in it.
Trump’s vacations are costing taxpayers a pretty penny as well. Every trip Trump takes to Mar-a-Lago costs taxpayers $3 million.
Obama’s vacations didn’t cost taxpayers nearly as much. According to the right-wing watchdog Judicial Watch, extracurricular activities for Obama, Biden, and their families cost about $97 million over 8 years.
But Trump is on pace to cost the public a lot more for just his own vacations. If Trump continues to take vacations at this rate, it will end up costing taxpayers a staggering $420 million!
However, that doesn’t even take into account what his little trips cost the city of Palm Beach, Florida. His frequent trips to the Sunshine State have cost the small city $1 million so far.
Trump lied about his vacation time as president, just like does everything else. Now that he’s president, he’s going to spend as little time as possible doing actual work.
But it also shows what a hypocrite Trump really is. Trump cried foul every time Obama took a vacation as president.
Trump, however, doesn’t seem to mind taking more vacations than any other president now that he’s in charge. Please share this story on Facebook to show everyone what a lazy hypocrite Trump really is.