Donald Trump started his first presidential holiday on Friday, the American leader is going to travel to his private golf club in Bedminster, New Jersey, for a 17-day break.
Earlier, Trump was a harsh critic of Obama’ style to spend his presidential days off. Today, as critics point out, Mr Trump’s 17-day holiday is nearly twice as long as the one Mr Obama took in August during his first year.
If weekends are included, that means he’s taking off 13 days, compared with Mr Obama’s eight.
“I’m going to be working for you, I’m not going to have time to go play golf,”
Mr Trump vowed in front of a Virginia crowd during the campaign, hinting on Barack Obama.
Before Mr Obama’s August 2009 holiday in Martha’s Vineyard, he took two other vacations that were said to entail work, including a weekend trip to Arizona and Colorado and a four-day trip to the family home in Chicago for Valentine’s Day.
Bedminster residents aren’t happy with such a long President’s vacation: too much mess
Some Bedminster residents are also irked by Mr Trump’s extended stay at his central New Jersey property. Protecting the president often means increased security inconveniences members of the public.
During the 17-day vacation of Donald Trump as President, the local airport has been shut down until 20 August, grounding 110 private planes and 60 flight school students.
Seventeen days of the nothing-to-doing sounds rather controversial if you read 2004 Trump’s book:
“Don’t take vacations. What’s the point? If you’re not enjoying your work, you’re in the wrong job,”
explained the tycoon wrote in his ‘Trump: Think Like A Billionaire’.