Donald Trump spent the majority of Obama's presidency taking potshots at the sitting President for everything, including — no, especially — the little things. For example, Trump launched his political career with the thoroughly debunked and dog-whistle-racist campaign to disprove Obama's American citizenship.
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
Is that a dig at Obama's citizenship, as if Trump perhaps forgot Hawaii is a state? There's also a tissue-thin attack on Obama's family values, though if he'd stayed in D.C., those agents would still have had to work. And he wraps up in typical Trump fashion, with one word and an exclamation point. A lot has happened since then, but the phrase, "There's a Trump Tweet for that," exists for a reason.
REMINDER TO ALL MOTORISTS: THE CHECKPOINTS AND ROAD CLOSURES AROUND MAR-A-LAGO ARE IN PLACE: Reminder to all motorists: The checkpoints and road closures in and around Mar-A-Lago are in place. Expect traffic delays in this area thru Monday, January 1,… https://t.co/itS5KTWFuj— Town of Palm Beach (@townpalmbeach) December 22, 2017
The White House hasn't yet given official notice, but the city of Palm Beach has put out the alert for a reason. The Trumps are headed back to Florida for Christmas, taking with them Secret Service agents at the cost of time with their families — just like Trump blasted Obama for in 2013.
Back in August, after just eight months in office, Trump had already established a pattern of vacation time that far exceeded the amount Obama had taken. And as if that wasn't enough, he was about to embark on a 17-day vacation.
Enjoy your 17 day vacation in your 'native' New Jersey. Obama's vacations: $100M over 8 years. Yours? $20M over 8 months!— Andrew Morosky (@amorosky) August 3, 2017
So Trump's ahead of him too! That was also 8 years...not less than 8 months.— Sparklepuff 🎆🌫 (@Sparklepuff2) August 8, 2017
Now that it's Christmas, Trump is pulling agents away from their families to vacation with his own — agents who, again, would be working either way.
Thanks for reminding us: Where will YOU be over Xmas 2017? And who will be protecting you? Auf wiedersehen!— ArtieNewYork (@ArtieReasonable) December 21, 2017