Our so-called “President” Donald Trump, it seems, is having a very hard time adjusting to the pressures of his office. After spending his entire election campaign questioning Hillary Clinton’s “stamina” and accusing President Obama of spending all his time on vacation, Trump is already planning his next round of R&R – and it hasn’t even been a month yet.
“Can you believe that,with all of the problems and difficulties facing the U.S., President Obama spent the day playing golf.Worse than Carter!” tweeted Trump in 2014. “While our wonderful president was out playing golf all day, the TSA is falling apart, just like our government! Airports a total disaster!” complained Trump in May.
But apparently that double standard doesn’t apply to Trump.
The New York Times reports that he stops “work” at 6:30pm to retreat to his room and watch television – which is where he was instead of being in the Situation Room as his first covert military operation unfolded into a disaster.
Trump has broken another record – the fastest President to hit the golf course after the inauguration. “President Barack Obama made it four months into his presidency before his first golf outing as commander in chief. George W. Bush made it even longer, first hitting the links as president about 5 ½ months into his first term. President Trump made it two weeks” reports POLITICO.
On top of that, it is now being reported that Trump is going on vacation for the second weekend in a row, opting to leave the bustle of Washington for his mansion in Florida, at huge taxpayer expense – upwards of $3 million, as per projections by the Government Accountability Office.
Spicer, in reading out Abe's trip, slips in the fact that @POTUS is going to Mar-A-Lago for second straight weekend.
— Glenn Thrush (@GlennThrush) February 7, 2017
As I’m sure you’ll recall, conservatives threw a veritable tantrum any time President Obama ever took time off to play a round of golf, let alone go on vacation. But there’s been nothing but silence from the right wing as our lazy, do-nothing president gives the job of governing to a white supremacist while he enjoys the perks of office.
“There’s just so much to be done. So I don’t think we’ll be very big on vacations, no” said Trump on the campaign trail. Turns out that was nothing but yet another one of Trump’s endless lies. Every day that passes is more evidence that Trump is not only unqualified for the office, but doesn’t even seem to want the job at all.
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Opinion columnist and former editor-in-chief of Occupy Democrats. He graduated from Bennington College with a Bachelor's degree in history and political science. He now focuses on advancing the cause of social justice and equality in America.