Trump is backing out on yet another campaign promise. During the campaign, Trump repeatedly told his audiences that he “would rarely leave the White House because there’s so much work to be done,” “I would not be a president who took vacations. I would not be a president that takes time off.” Apparently, “time off” doesn’t include a 17-day vacation within the first 200 days of his presidency.
“Donald Trump once questioned the wisdom of taking vacations. “What’s the point?” he asked.
But now the president is getting ready to join the annual August exodus from this town he calls “the swamp.” Trump is due to set out Friday on his first extended vacation from Washington since the inauguration — a 17-day getaway to his private golf club in central New Jersey.”
Trump has currently visited 41 golf clubs since he began his presidency, and played golf on at least 19 of those visits. The estimated cost to tax payers is over 55 million dollars.