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Monday, August 22, 2011

Trump To President Obama: You Take Too Many Vacations

Donald Trump, the real estate mogul, and Presidential bully thought to be running for president in 2012, tweeted that President Obama, planning to vacation on Martha's Vineyard later this month, takes too many vacations.

According to his Twitter account, Trump tweeted:  "He takes more vacations than any human being I've ever seen".

Trump also tweeted on Aug 15
Donald J. Trump

played golf yesterday. Now he heads to a 10 day vacation in Martha's Vineyard. Nice work ethic.

He obviously forgot about President Bush's record.   Thanks to the Internet, we can't.

President Bush has spent all or part of 166 days during his presidency at his Crawford, Texas, ranch or en route. Add the time spent at or en route to the presidential retreat of Camp David and at the Bush family estate in Kennebunkport, Maine, and Bush has taken 250 days off as of August 2003. That's 27% of his presidency spent on vacation. Although to be fair, much of this time is classified as a "working vacation."

We also found that his father, George H. Walker Bush, took even more vacations, taking a whopping 543 vacation days at Camp David and in Kennebunkport.  (Source).
Our previous president sets the record for having taken the most vacations, and we all know the economy wasn't doing that great while he was in office, either.

Trump also called presidential candidate, Rick Perry, "impressive". This after Perry made a racially charged comment referring to President Obama as "the black cloud hanging over Washington".

Note:   We wrote this article last week, but somehow it just got posted today..... since the staff was all on vacation.

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