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Thu Aug 3, 2017, 08:47 AM

Trump set to embark on 1st vacation since inauguration

(All those others don't count.)

Source: AP, by Darlene Superville

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.

Asked whether Trump would be leaving Washington this month, given his recent warning that Congress should stick around until they vote on health care legislation, White House spokeswoman Sarah Huckabee Sanders said Tuesday: "We'll continue to keep you guys updated on his August schedule as those details are finalized."

Trump and his supporters like to tout his disdain for taking vacations, when the truth is he takes them constantly.

Trump said last year that he wouldn't have time for golf if he became president. "I'm going to be working for you, I'm not going to have time to go play golf," he told supporters in Virginia. But he plays golf whenever he's at his clubs; sometimes it's the full 18 holes, other times less than that. His staff rarely acknowledges that he plays, even when photos of him on the course pop up on social media.

Read it all at: http://hosted.ap.org/dynamic/stories/U/US_TRUMP_VACATION_NJOL-


Buh-bye again!

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Reply Trump set to embark on 1st vacation since inauguration (Original post)
yallerdawg Aug 2017 OP
CurtEastPoint Aug 2017 #1
syringis Aug 2017 #15
sunonmars Aug 2017 #2
CottonBear Aug 2017 #3
rzemanfl Aug 2017 #5
oberliner Aug 2017 #7
NewJeffCT Aug 2017 #14
oberliner Aug 2017 #16
Kleveland Aug 2017 #4
yallerdawg Aug 2017 #8
Tommy_Carcetti Aug 2017 #6
yallerdawg Aug 2017 #9
left-of-center2012 Aug 2017 #10
yallerdawg Aug 2017 #11
left-of-center2012 Aug 2017 #18
lame54 Aug 2017 #12
AJT Aug 2017 #13
Initech Aug 2017 #17
TeamPooka Aug 2017 #19
pokerfan Aug 2017 #20

Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 08:51 AM

1. Vacation from WHAT?

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Response to CurtEastPoint (Reply #1)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 10:24 AM

15. Good question

I'd like to know too

Lying must be a strenuous activity...

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 08:52 AM

2. He's been on permanent vacation.....

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 08:53 AM

3. Good riddance.

I feel badly for Dolt45's young son. He is trapped in a bizarre existence with a unstable and, seemingly, unloving father. Instead of reaping all the benefits (travel across the USA and around the world and meeting world leaders and people from of all walks of life) of being the president's young child, he is shuttled from penthouse to White House to golf clubhouse.

😔 I have a young son. I just cannot imagine what Barron's life is like.

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 09:15 AM

5. Yes, but Barron got a professionally built sand castle. I bet your son can't imagine that. n/t

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Response to CottonBear (Reply #3)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 09:18 AM

7. Barron lives a life of luxury that most children could not even imagine

 

Definitely don't feel slightly bad for him.

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Response to oberliner (Reply #7)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 10:17 AM

14. True

he is not lacking for anything, but has to deal with having a monster for a father.

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Response to NewJeffCT (Reply #14)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 10:28 AM

16. There are huge numbers of children in America with worse monsters for fathers

 

By a long shot.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 09:05 AM

4. His mind is on vacation....

But his mouth is working overtime.

To paraphrase an old song, that seems particularly pertinent !!



You're sitting there yakkin' right in my face
I guess I'm gonna have to put you in your place
Y'know if silence was golden
You couldn't raise a dime
Because your mind is on vacation and your mouth is
Working overtime

You're quoting figures, you're dropping names
You're telling stories about the dames
You're always laughin' when things ain't funny
You try to sound like you're big money
If talk was criminal, you'd lead a life of crime
Because your mind is on vacation and your mouth is
Working overtime

You know that life is short and talk is cheap
Don't be making promises that you can't keep
If you don't like the song I'm singing, just grin and bear it
All I can say is if the shoe fits wear it
If you must keep talking please try to make it rhyme
'Cause your mind is on vacation and your mouth is working overtime

Songwriters: MOSE ALLISON


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Response to Kleveland (Reply #4)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 09:18 AM

8. That song fits to the T...

as they say in Philly!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 09:17 AM

6. So all those other trips to his resorts were what? nt

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Response to Tommy_Carcetti (Reply #6)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 09:27 AM

9. He has a sociopaths's lack of self-awareness...

and hypocrisy regarding his "vacations" and his comments about his predecessor.

If reporters could ask him about this astounding dissonance, I keep thinking of a "Star Trek: TOS" episode:

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 09:45 AM

10. Trump'll have more time ...

... to make imaginary phone calls.

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Response to left-of-center2012 (Reply #10)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 09:53 AM

11. Maybe the voices in his head...

use a telephone?

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Response to yallerdawg (Reply #11)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 10:33 AM

18. One ringy dingy

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 10:14 AM

12. That sounds like a 17 day vacation for us

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 10:16 AM

13. His first golf vacation from all those stressful weekend golf trips.

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 10:32 AM

17. Golfing, tweeting, and watching Fox News is hard, yo!

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 11:24 AM

19. And they will give them time to rest and watch a lot of television

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Response to yallerdawg (Original post)

Thu Aug 3, 2017, 05:47 PM

20. Trump admits that POTUS is the "wrong job" for him

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