Wednesday, February 1, 2017

A Palm Beach Vacation...or Not?

Today, I'd like to take a look at another promise:
10. Never take a vacation while serving as president.
Back in June of 2015, Trump told The Hill, "I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off.”

The quote can be found in this article.  Since then, he has made similar claims though sometimes changing his promise a bit by saying he won't take any "big" vacations.

I'm going to hold him to his first promise. A person should say what he means, after all, and be held to it.

It has been announced that The Donald will take a long weekend off this weekend, leaving DC on Friday and coming back on Monday.  Here is an article announcing the time off.  Those with sharp eyes - or those who bother to read the article - will notice that he will be working over the weekend. So... it's not really a vacation.

I've noticed other sources - clickbait-type articles and such - stating that he is being lazy by taking a long weekend away from the White House after only 10 days in office and some even call it a vacation but... they are clearly ignoring the fact that he will be holding meetings and working. Always check your sources, folks.

For now, I guess we'll place this promise on the back burner. We'll be watching!

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