In 263 days, President Trump spent 91 days vacationing at one of his luxury resorts, and 71 days golfing. His staff has been criticized for using taxpayer-funded private planes for private use—and one cabinet member was already fired for it. And while Puerto Rico’s governor petitioned Congress for more support to help them recover from Hurricane Maria, Trump was golfing with Senator Lindsay Graham. According to Graham, “Trump shot a 73.”
So, what is the most prominent issue right now? According to Press Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders, it’s that Republicans in Congress are taking a vacation.
When CNN Senior White House Correspondent Jeff Zeleny asked Sanders How do you think these ongoing fights with Republicans on Capitol Hill help the president’s agenda — tax reform, first and foremost,” Sanders immediately went to blame Congress and Senate:
The president’s very committed to getting tax reform done. Look, he’s calling on Congress to get their job done. Look, they’re on another vacation. Right now. I think that we would all be a lot better off if the Senate would stop taking vacations and start staying here until we actually get some real things accomplished. The president’s here, and he’s committed to working with them to do that.
Again, the President was golfing with a Senator on a Monday afternoon. Sanders should probably count how many days Trump has vacationed before she attacks the entire legislative branch for taking theirs.
Sarah Sanders: "I think that we would all be a lot better off if the Senate would stop taking vacations” https://t.co/TJlaEb3fNx
— NBC News (@NBCNews) October 10, 2017