Shot, Chaser (Trump And Vacation Edition)

Shot: Five times Trump criticized Obama for going on vacation

Chaser: Trump leaves D.C. for 17-day vacation

Doug Mataconis
About Doug Mataconis
Doug Mataconis held a B.A. in Political Science from Rutgers University and J.D. from George Mason University School of Law. He joined the staff of OTB in May 2010 and contributed a staggering 16,483 posts before his retirement in January 2020. He passed far too young in July 2021.


  1. Liberal Capitalist says:


    Forget it, Jake. It’s Chinatown.

  2. beth says:

    He’s spending 17 days in NJ and that’s a vacation?

  3. CSK says:


    It’s at his very own golf club, so he gets to sleep in one of his very own beds, although he could go back to the Trump Tower in Manhattan each night.

  4. al-Alameda says:

    People, this will be a ‘working’ vacation:

    He’ll have access to Twitter for those 17 days so I’m sure he’ll be doing pretty much what he’s been doing for the past 180 days.

  5. Mikey says:

    It’s like a law of physics: for every Trump action, there’s an equal and opposite past Trump tweet.

  6. Liberal Capitalist says:


    It looks like every pundit and late night comedian had their say… and if enough people call BS all at once, you get this:

    Trump claims New Jersey getaway is ‘not a vacation’

    Apparently, he can pivot on everything else, why not this.

    Sadly, the pics and Instagram vids tell a different story.

    Not a vacation. Believe me.