As President Donald Trump heads to Camp David with his family for the weekend, we’re starting to see some lefties criticize why he’s taking time off with Hurricane Harvey set to strike Texas later tonight:
With U.S. set to be hit by first major hurricane in more than a decade, it's just inexcusable for Trump not to cancel Camp David vacation.
— Matt McDermott (@mattmfm) August 25, 2017
I'm impressed by Trump's sacrifice in going to Camp David this weekend. I don't even think there's a golf course there.
— Dennis DiClaudio (@dennisdiclaudio) August 25, 2017
— Oliver Willis (@owillis) August 25, 2017
Trump at Camp David after basically telling Texans to go eff themselves.
If Obama took a Holiday during a hurricane the right would flip. https://t.co/ITfPdxdejS
— Adam Best (@adamcbest) August 25, 2017
Oh, come on. It’s Camp David, not a vacation!
Bossert downplaying Trump traveling to Camp David retreat with hurricane hitting: “It’s not a trip. It’s just 45 minutes right up the road.”
— Philip Rucker (@PhilipRucker) August 25, 2017
And since Trump will get compared to then President Obama, remember what was going on in the summer of 2016 when Louisiana was experiencing record flooding? That’s right … FORE!
Obama playing golf at Martha's Vineyard with Larry David today
— Manu Raju (@mkraju) August 18, 2016
We even had an explanation from Chris Cillizza on why that was OK:
— Chris Cillizza (@CillizzaCNN) August 18, 2016
Cillizza wrote back then:
And, as has been documented ad nauseam, there’s really no such thing as a vacation for a president of the United States.“Presidents don’t get vacations — they just get a change of scenery,” Nancy Reagan famously told critics of her husband’s regular trips to the family’s ranch. Work, especially in this digital age, follows you around.
Flashback: Trump did visit Louisiana while Obama golfed, much to the delight of residents:
— POLITICO (@politico) August 19, 2016
Camp David vs. Larry David? Trump wins again.
Update. Trump has arrived at Camp David and is monitoring the situation in Texas.
Just arrived at Camp David where I am closely watching the path and doings of Hurricane Harvey, as it strengthens to a Category 3. BE SAFE!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) August 25, 2017